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Savannah Chrisley slams Jen Shah’s short prison sentence
January 21, 2023
Savannah Chrisley this is annoying Jen Shah he received a significantly shorter prison sentence than his parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley. In a recent episode of her podcast, Savannah compared Shah’s six-and-a-half-year sentence to her parents’ combined 19-year sentence. He then said that it “didn’t make sense” because Shah had actual victims of his fraud, unlike his parents.
Shah was sentenced to 78 months this year and is expected to surrender to prison in February. After his release, the reality star was given five years of probation and will undergo mental health treatment. Meanwhile, Todd and Julie have already filed for prison terms in Florida and Kentucky, respectively.
The couple was found guilty of multimillion-dollar bank and tax evasion to finance their lifestyle. They rose to fame through their reality show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’, which portrayed them as a wealthy Southern Christian family.
Read on to learn more.
Savannah Chrisley criticized Jen Shah’s prison sentence
In a recent pre-recorded episode of his “Unlocked” podcast, via Insider, Savannah compared Shah’s sentence to her parents’, criticizing its shorter length. Shah was sentenced to six and a half years, significantly less than Todd and Julie’s combined 19-year sentence. He said: “Put the cases together and it doesn’t make sense – it just doesn’t.”
Savannah said she thinks Shah’s crimes are far worse than her parents’, especially because Shah left behind actual victims. His telemarketing program targeted the elderly, depriving them of their income and their homes. Meanwhile, the Chrisleys were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion, allegedly used to pay for their lavish lifestyle.
During the podcast episode, Savannah said, “There were hundreds of victims who were elderly and people who made statements that lost their homes and threatened to end their lives. It was so many different things and he got six and a half years. Let it make sense!”
Jen Shah surrenders to prison in February
Shah pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and was convicted and sentenced to 78 months in prison earlier this year. According to the ruling filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star will report to prison on February 17.
Prosecutors say Shah was the ringleader of a “nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme” that left thousands of victims. After his release, the 49-year-old man will be given an additional five years of probation and will undergo mental health treatment. Shah has since pleaded for leniency, claiming his actions “stemmed from some personal painful experiences”.
The Chrisleys have already reported to prison
Meanwhile, Todd and Julie reported to their prison to serve their sentences. Todd will serve 12 years at a minimum security prison in Pensacola, Florida, and Julie will be housed at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky for seven years. After their release, the court ordered the couple to serve 16 months of probation.
The Chrisleys first rose to fame in 2014 with their reality TV show “Chrisley Knows Best,” which portrayed them as a wealthy Southern family that espouses Christian values and morals. In 2019, their children Chase and Savannah starred in the spin-off ‘Growing Up Chrisley’. Both reality shows were canceled after the allegations surfaced and the parents were convicted.
Savannah Chrisley insists her parents are innocent
Despite the conviction, Savannah continues to maintain that her parents are innocent of all charges. In an episode of his ‘Unlocked’ podcast, he said: ‘There is someone who has pleaded not guilty and is going to stand firm on this. We stand by the truth that he is “not guilty”. There are no victims.”
Julie appeared in the pre-recorded episode and reiterated her innocence. She agreed with her daughter’s statements, saying that unlike Shah’s crimes, she and Todd’s case left no victims or hurt anyone. The pair have vehemently insisted they are innocent and are already appealing their convictions.
The Chrisley matriarch said: “None of it adds up and for me it’s more than that. I’m committed to figuring out what it is and getting to the other side of it so that we can help others who are going through this kind of thing.”