Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley will soon be sentenced to many years behind bars.
However, the veteran reality star didn’t seem too concerned about his legal fate in his first batch of comments about this month’s conviction for tax evasion and fraud.
And why not?
Because Todd seems to think there’s a higher power behind it it†
“It’s been a whirlwind,” the 53-year-old said on the June 17 episode of his podcast “Chrisley Confessions.”
“Lots of moving parts, a lot of things happening in our lives, and we’re seeing a lot of God’s movement right now.”
To be clear, Todd explained, he can’t go into the details behind his case at this time.
He and his wife were charged in 2019 on 12 counts of tax evasion, banking and banking fraud and conspiracy.
According to the charges, from 2007 to 2012, the Chrisley intentionally “frauded” at least $30 million from community banks by inflating their assets to obtain approved loans.
The prosecution alleged that the couple actively hid millions they earned from Chrisley Knows Best, as well as $500,000 in taxes owed Todd in 2009.
This form of tax evasion had been going on for more than 10 years at the time of the indictment.
On June 7, Todd was subsequently convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.
Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. She was also charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
“We wanted to let everyone know that it is a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now,” Todd added on Friday.
“But we still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does because God is a miracle worker — and that’s what we look forward to.”
The Chrisleys plan to appeal this verdict.
However, it is unclear whether God will have much of a say in the final outcome.
Julie also commented that the couple is “live and kicking,” highlighting how grateful they are for the support they’ve received so far.
“It’s a difficult time right now, but we are grateful to everyone who made the effort,” Todd also said, noting that prayer is the “greatest gift” they can receive instead of flowers or food. †
“We are grateful for it and appreciate it.”
The stars are likely to be sentenced in October and face up to 30 years in prison.
With her parents reportedly under house arrest (and somehow the US) still planning to air Chrisley Knows Best season 10), Savannah Chrisley responded to the ordeal a few days ago.
“This life is so cruel and we all do our best
“I will stand by my family and fight for justice.
“Justice to ourselves and to others that the system has failed,” she told social media followers last week.
Savannah also went on to mention her faith.
“Lately I felt abandoned by God, that my relentless prayers were not being answered,” she wrote.
“But I do believe that He will use every hardship and adversity we go through to strengthen us and prepare us for an even greater purpose.
“So I will continue to believe in our Lord and Savior…
“I pray for strength, hope and love.”