Last week it was reported that reality TV star couple Todd and Julia Chrisley had been sentenced to prison for their $30 million fraud case.
“Todd Chrisley received 12 years in prison and 16 months probation while wife Julie Chrisley received seven years in prison, plus 16 months probation,” PEOPLE reported Tuesday.
The couple is famous for their reality show, Chrisley Knows Best which depicted their so-called picture-perfect southern lifestyle full of luxuries and whatnot.
The verdict came five months after the celebrity couple was found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.
According to Daily Mail, “Prosecutors said they took out $30 million in fraudulent bank loans. The couple used the money to fund their lifestyle, even before they had become reality stars. Lawyers argued that Todd and Julia also used a production company to hide income from the IRS.”
The duo’s accountant, Peter Tarantino, was also given 36 months in prison for fraud on his client’s behalf.
“During the emotional sentencing hearing on Monday, Assistant US Attorney Annalise Peters showed footage of the Chrisleys bragging about spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on clothes, from their 30,000-square-foot home, while avoiding taxes and in the middle of bankruptcy,” Insider wrote.
Earlier this year, during the trial, the convicted couple submitted a false document in court and convinced their friends and family members to lie while testifying under oath during the court hearings.
“The Chrisleys are unique given the varied and wide-ranging scope of their fraudulent conduct and the extent to which they engaged in fraud and obstructive behavior for a prolonged period of time,” the prosecutors wrote.
After their sentencing, their son Chase, 26, shared a post on his Instagram story about one should make the most of their time with people, especially their loved ones.
In the post, the writer shared that a good friend of his had lost his wife, and a few months before that, they were all golfing and chatting together.
The post initially shared by @royaleyez read, “It took me a few minutes to realize we were no longer talking about dinner. It was about going out of your way to do something for someone you love because, at any moment, they could unexpectedly be taken from you.”
The post advised readers to spend quality time with their loved ones “Next time someone you love wants to go for a walk or watch a football game or play a board game or just put your phone down and give them your undivided attention, just do it.”
The 26-year-old sent this touching post on his Instagram and remained silent on the matter without saying anything else.
Unlike Chase, his sister, Savannah, didn’t remain so tight-lipped about her parents’ sentencing and shared her thoughts on her podcast.
“[I”m] trying to navigate how you teach two younger children who aren’t fully developed yet and … get them to understand the circumstances,” the 25-year-old said on her “Unlocked” podcast. “That’s a really, really difficult thing.”
Her stepsister and Todd’s estranged daughter, Lindsie, also shared stories on her Instagram and wrote,
“We’re all busy, but we’re not too busy to be kind, caring, and patient,” she wrote on her story. “Remember the best thing you can give someone right now is love.”
Meanwhile, her older brother, Kyle, shared a Bible verse on his story that read, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Who do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”
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