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Savannah Chrisley In a tearful moment The parents were found guilty
March 16, 2023
Savannah Chrisley spoke about the sentencing of his parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley. The pair were sentenced to a total of 19 years in prison after being found guilty of fraud and tax evasion in 2022.
In a podcast interview, Savannah said she will never forget the moment her parents were found guilty, adding that they didn’t expect it.
He said they tried to change the verdict and claimed his parents were the targets of a government witch hunt.
Since the verdict, Savanah has been taking care of her brother Grayson and niece Chloe. She previously claimed that the burden of responsibility caused her to collapse at one point.
Read on to learn more.
“I’ll never forget the moment”
On her podcast with Kaitlyn Bristowe, “Off The Vine With Kaitlyn Bristowe,” Savannah revealed that she “will never forget it.” his parents’ behavior when the jury read their guilty verdicts after almost a month of trial.
The “Chrisley Knows Best” star’s parents, Todd and Julie, were convicted of fraud and tax evasion by an Atlanta grand jury in 2022.
“I’ll never forget that moment of sitting in that courtroom every day, a four-week trial,” Savannah said, recalling the painful experience. Page six. “And it took three days for the verdict to come.”
He also recounted how the charges against his parents were found to be “guilty, guilty, guilty, like over and over and over again.”
The reality star added: ‘And I just saw my parents’ faces and everything, they were just in tears. We didn’t expect that, we said: “There’s no way.”
Todd and Julie Chrisley spend several years in prison
Before sentencing, prosecutors argued for stiffer sentences, with 22 years for Todd and 12 years for Julie.
“The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie Chrisley are career fraudsters who made a living by bouncing from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, squeezing vendors and dodging taxes at every turn,” prosecutors wrote. record of sentencing, per Page six.
The jury ultimately sentenced Todd to 12 years plus 16 months of probation after his release, while Julie received a lesser sentence of seven years.
“This sentencing serves to highlight the serious consequences of defrauding the U.S. tax system, regardless of a person’s celebrity status,” a representative from the IRS Criminal Investigation’s Atlanta field office said in a statement.
In January, Todd was transferred to Pensacola Federal Penitentiary to begin his prison term, while Julie is serving her years at the Federal Penitentiary and Marianna Federal Penitentiary.
Todd and Julie Chrisley plan to appeal
Despite the pair already serving their sentences, they plan to appeal their convictions, as Savannah revealed during her conversation with Bristowe.
“I hope this appeal will show those things because the judge never held an evidentiary hearing,” he said. Page six.
The reality star also revealed that the government took her parents in, seemingly implying that their crimes did not warrant such a punishment.
“I know what they did and what they didn’t do. I know the witch hunt. When the government wants somebody, they want somebody,” said Savannah Chrisley. “They will do everything they can to make it look the way it should.”
Savannah Chrisley says she ‘had a complete meltdown’
Savannah, who has been responsible for raising her brother Grayson, 16, and niece Chloe, 10, since the sentencing began, recently shared the struggles she has faced.
Speaking on her ‘Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley’ podcast, the reality star said she was ‘absolutely devastated’ after being overwhelmed by the new duties.
“I had a complete meltdown the other night,” she said on the show. “I was trying to find the right outfit for Chloe to visit my parents and look for her hair. I just sat down on the floor and started crying.
She also remembered feeling unworthy and unable to take over in her mother’s absence.