Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley will be appealing their respective convictions in an attempt to get out of their sentences.
Judge Eleanor Ross sentenced Todd to 12 years and Julie to seven years, in addition to a 16-month probation, on Monday after the pair were found guilty in June of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud. Julie was additionally convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
TODD AND JULIE CHRISLEY SEE TOTAL TV CANCELLATION AFTER SENTENCING
“Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid,” their lawyer Alex Little said in a statement. “Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”
Since their sentencing, the three shows associated with the couple, Chrisley Knows Best, Growing Up Chrisley, and Love Limo have been canceled. Their longest-running reality show, Chrisley Knows Best, was going on its 10th season.
Ross ruled that Todd would spend his sentence at the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola and Julie would spend hers at the low-security Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee. While the couple is from Georgia, the proximity of both facilities will allow their visitors to see them both within a day, according to their other lawyer Bruce Morris.
Both Chrisleys returned home, with the order that they voluntarily surrender themselves to law enforcement on Jan. 15.