Todd and Julie Chrisley are speaking out publicly for the first time since federal prosecutors charged the couple earlier this month with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud. Julie was further charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
“I know you all want to know every detail of what’s happening in our lives, and I have to ask you to respect that we’re not allowed to talk about it right now. There will come a time when everything will be discussed,” Todd said on the latest episode of their podcast Chrisley Confessions†
He later continued: “We wanted to come today and let everyone know that it is a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now. But we still hold steadfast in our faith and trust that God will do what he does best, for God is a miracle worker.”
The reality star couple behind the American network Chrisley knows best allegedly scammed local banks out of at least $30 million in loans and actively hid millions they earned from the reality series. They are also accused of running away from more than $20 million they owe by filing for bankruptcy.
Following their conviction, the US will release part 2 of the 9th season of their hit show, which was taped before their trial, on June 23. It’s unclear if the network plans to film new episodes for the recently-ordered tenth season after the verdict.
The sentencing is set for October 6. They risk up to 30 years in prison.
The Chrisleys were released on bail, but the judge ordered them to participate in a location surveillance program and house arrest in a court document obtained by Deadline.