Todd Chrisley revealed to fans that he and his wife Julie will be named in a federal indictment for tax evasion and other financial crimes. Now, RadarOnline.com can reveal exclusive details on the indictment, including the shocking charges against the Chrisley Knows Best stars.
In the court papers obtained from U.S. Attorney’s Office in Georgia’s Northern District, Todd, Julie and their accountant Peter Tarantino were charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion on Tuesday, August 13.
Beginning in 2014, Todd, Julie, and their family members starred on Chrisley Knows Best. Todd and Julie used 7C’s Productions as a “loan-out company” for actors and entertainers to be paid for their services. Over the years, various entertainment and production companies paid millions to the couple with the majority being deposited into 7C’s Productions bank accounts, the court papers claim.
In 2010, Todd and Julie allegedly filed separate 2009 federal income tax returns as “married filing separately.” Todd’s 2009 federal income tax return was filed on October 15, 2010 with Todd as the filing spouse and Julie as the spouse.
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According to the indictment, they filed their 2010, 2011 and 2012 federal tax returns as “married filing jointly.” These tax returns reported taxes due and owing of $0, $50,073, $23,959 for 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively.
The indictment claimed Todd and Julie did not timely submit tax payments to the IRS when filing Todd’s 2009 tax return or their joint 2011 and 2012 tax returns.
The IRS placed Todd and Julie in collection status for unpaid federal income taxes. The collection actions were stayed from the time Todd filed for bankruptcy in 2012 until it was discharged in 2015.
Todd and Julie did not timely file federal income tax returns or timely submit tax payments to the IRS from 2013 to 2016, according to the indictment.
For the first count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud from 2007 to 2012, Todd and Julie allegedly “did knowingly and willfully combine, conspire, confederate, agree and have a tacit understanding with each other and Co-conspirator A, to execute a scheme and artifice to defraud multiple financial institutions… and to obtain money, funds, and credits owned …
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