How Todd and Julie Chrisley conned their way to 19 years in prison

‘Noah didn’t stop building the ark to explain himself to everyone who doubted him’: Savannah Chrisley defends parents Todd and Julie as they vow to appeal 19-year prison sentence and claim their 10-year-old son is ‘suicidal’

  • Savannah Chrisley, 25, took to Instagram on Monday night to defend her parents after their sentencing.
  • He posted a quote about Noah’s Ark and suggested that his parents shouldn’t “explain” themselves to anyone.
  • Lindsie Chrisley, who separated from her father but reconciled with him, shared a photo with her friends
  • She said they had turned up ‘in bad times’ to support her with a bottle of champagne.
  • Todd and Julie’s three sons, Kyle, 31, Chase, 26, and Grayson, 16, have yet to comment on their sentencing.
  • Julie told the judge that her 10-year-old adoptive daughter, Chloe, would not want to live any longer if she went to jail.
  • The couple has until January 1 to appear for sentencing; Todd was given 12 years and Julie seven.
  • Prosecutors recounted how they scammed banks out of $30 million in loans and then evaded taxes for years.

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As Todd and Julie Chrisley pleaded with a judge not to jail them for the sake of their “suicidal” 10-year-old daughter, one of the couple’s eldest children took to social media to defend them.

The couple of religious and television personalities were sentenced yesterday to a combined 19 years in prison after being found guilty of tax evasion and fraud. Prosecutors recounted how they “swindled” banks out of $30 million by claiming they were real estate moguls.

The couple must appear for sentencing next year; Todd received 12 years in prison and Julie received seven years.

In a last-minute clemency bid, they told the judge that their 10-year-old adopted daughter, Chloe, “doesn’t want to live if [her] mom is leaving

Todd and Julie Chrisley are shown in a court sketch completed yesterday during their sentencing.  They were given 12 years and seven years in prison.

Todd and Julie Chrisley are shown in a court sketch completed yesterday during their sentencing. They were given 12 years and seven years in prison.

The TV personality couple was found guilty of defrauding banks out of $30 million to finance a lavish lifestyle that they claimed was the result of a successful joint real estate career.  They are in the photo on Saturday

The TV personality couple was found guilty of defrauding banks out of $30 million to finance a lavish lifestyle that they claimed was the result of a successful joint real estate career. They are in the photo on Saturday

Hard times: The couple's daughter, Savannah, posted this quote about Noah's Ark on her Instagram page last night (left), while their other daughter, Lindsie, said her friends had come to comfort her with champagne

Lindsie Chrisley said that her friends had come to comfort her with champagne.

Hard times: The couple’s daughter, Savannah, posted this quote about Noah’s Ark on her Instagram page last night (left), while their other daughter, Lindsie, said her friends had come to comfort her with champagne

Last night, their 25-year-old daughter Savannah took to Instagram to defend them.

He posted a quote from Twitter pastor Kimberly Jones saying: ‘Noah didn’t stop building the ark to explain himself to everyone who doubted and hated him. Keep building your ark. The rain will speak.

Savannah often appeared on the NBC family show Chrisley Knows Best. The show has now been cancelled, along with the rest of her projects.

The rest of the couple’s children have not been as vocal.

Lindsie Chrisley, who split from her famous father but recently reconciled with him, posted a photo with her friends who had come to her house to support her with a ‘bottle of champagne’.

Todd and Julie’s three sons, Kyle, 31, Chase, 26 and Grayson, 16, have yet to comment on their sentence and have not responded to inquiries from DailyMail.com.

Savannah Chrisley, left, and Chase Chrisley, right, leaving court yesterday after their parents' sentencing.  His other adult siblings were not in attendance and the younger children were at home.

Savannah Chrisley, left, and Chase Chrisley, right, leaving court yesterday after their parents' sentencing.  His other adult siblings were not in attendance and the younger children were at home.

Savannah Chrisley, left, and Chase Chrisley, right, leaving court yesterday after their parents’ sentencing. His other adult siblings were not in attendance and the younger children were at home.

The couple have yet to offer a public comment on the sentence.

They had denied fraud and insisted that any wrongdoing was at the hands of a disgruntled employee.

That employee had told the court that he and Todd were having a sexual affair.

‘The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work.

“The jury’s unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie Chrisley are career con artists who have made their living jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, ripping off sellers and evading taxes at every turn.” said prosecutor Annalize Peters yesterday. .

Todd and Julie live in Nashville, Tennessee, in a $3.4 million house. They were charged in Georgia, where they also own property.

Since 2014, they have announced themselves as a holier-than-thou family.

Chase and Grayson Chrisley (left) have yet to comment.  They are shown with their father, mother, adoptive sister Chloe, and sister Savannah with Todd's mother Faye in a promotional image for the family's now canceled show.

Chase and Grayson Chrisley (left) have yet to comment. They are shown with their father, mother, adoptive sister Chloe, and sister Savannah with Todd’s mother Faye in a promotional image for the family’s now canceled show.

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Author: Harry Gill

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