Reality TV’s Chrisleys are appealing their bank fraud and tax evasion convictions in federal court

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Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley, known for their show “Chrisley Knows Best,” are appealing their convictions on charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. Alongside their accountant, Peter Tarantino, they were found guilty of orchestrating fraudulent schemes to secure loans and evade taxes while living a lavish lifestyle.

The Chrisleys and Tarantino are contesting various aspects of their convictions and sentences in a federal appeals court in Atlanta. They argue that they were unfairly convicted based on false testimony and improperly obtained evidence.

According to prosecutors, the Chrisleys submitted fake documents to banks to secure loans, which they later defaulted on. They then allegedly hid their income from their reality show from the IRS. Todd is serving time in Florida, while Julie is in Kentucky, and Tarantino is in Alabama.

The Chrisleys’ legal team contends that an IRS officer provided false information about their tax obligations, and prosecutors failed to present sufficient evidence for their convictions. They also assert that Julie was wrongly convicted of bank fraud and that the judge erred in ordering restitution.

Prosecutors argue that there was ample evidence supporting the charges and that the convictions were warranted. They refute the Chrisleys’ claims of false testimony and improper evidence, asserting that the convictions should stand.

Tarantino’s attorney argues that his client was unfairly tried alongside the Chrisleys and seeks a new trial. However, prosecutors maintain that Tarantino was directly involved in the fraudulent activities and should not be granted a new trial.

In summary, the legal battle continues as the Chrisleys and Tarantino strive to overturn their convictions and sentences for bank fraud and tax evasion.

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