The extravagant lifestyle portrayed on the reality show Chrisley Knows Best could spell even more trouble for Todd Chrisley‘s family and be used against them as they fight allegations of federal tax evasion and other financial crimes, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
Megan Susan Scheib, a Philadelphia-based defense attorney with the firm Cozen O’Connor who often represents individuals facing criminal charges for fraud and other financial crimes, told Radar that an “interesting aspect of a case involving a celebrity, and especially a celebrity whose life has been depicted on a reality television series, is that statements and conduct captured in those videos may also be used as evidence by the government in prosecuting its case.”
“That said,” she added, “the defense has equal opportunity to pull helpful evidence from this same data.”
Todd & Julie Chrisley Surrender To Authorities After Tax Evasion Indictment
As Radar previously reported, Chrisley dad Todd, 50, and mom Julie, 46, are facing charges for conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax evasion.
The pair have surrendered to authorities in Atlanta.
In part, the government’s indictment — filed on Aug. 13 against Todd, Julie and their accountant — claimed the reality stars “continued to earn substantial income and make large expenditures after starting their television show.”
“In the promotional video for Chrisley Knows Best, which was filmed in 2013, Todd Chrisley stated, ‘I make millions of dollars a year, but we still have the same issues that parents who are making $40,000 a year have,” the legal papers continued.
The indictment then points out Todd boasted he would “spend over $300,000, sometimes more, just on clothing” every year.
“Over the next several years, Todd and Julie Chrisley earned millions of dollars from Chrisley Knows Best and other media ventures, which they largely used for their own personal benefit, all while claiming they had insufficient funds to pay down Todd Chrisley’s 2009 tax liability and while failing to timely file federal tax returns or pay income taxes for the 2013, 2014, 2015, or 2106 tax years,” the documents added.
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