'Chrisley Knows Best': Here's why Todd and Julie were indicted for tax evasion
Everyone by now knows who Todd Chrisley is. For those of you who don't, he's an American businessman and TV and social media star who rose to fame after his debut in the show 'Chrisley Knows Best' on USA Network. The show earned a lot of applause in its first season and stayed a hit through all if its seasons.
Todd is married to Julie and they both have three kids. It's one busy family with a lot of chaos and drama. Todd is a real estate investor and an enterpreuner and has his hands in several business. So a few controversies are something he can handle, don't you think?
What is the controversy about thier taxes?
Todd and Julie have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta for "tax evasion and other charges." A Hollywood Reporter report states that the 12-count indictment includes "charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States." The charges followed a two-year investigation into the Chrisleys' finances, leading to accusations of them evading nearly $2 million in state taxes between 2008 and 2016.
However, Todd denied all the allegations against them in an instagram post, claiming that they were the result of a disgruntled, unnamed former employee who was fired in 2012 when the couple reportedly discovered he was stealing from them. According to reports in Atlanta's WSB-TV, Todd Chrisley's relentless claims of innocence may not hold water. The publication states that although he declared himself a Georgia resident "on numerous court filings," he failed to file his income taxes with the state of Georgia during those years, and instead filed his taxes with the state of Florida.
Which Chrisley member was involved in tipping the authorities on tax evasion?
The Chrisley family is not just five but a seven member group, with Todd's ex-wife's kids constantly having a drift with their father. Lindsie Chrisley was seen to have always had it tough when it came to bonding with her dad Todd. According to Radar Online, Lindsie quit the USA Network series in 2017 over a tiff with her father after he reportedly wanted to use her on-and-off marriage with husband Will Campbell as a plot point.
What further weakened the bond was when Lindsie was accused of leaking information about Todd to the authorities amid his tax evasion scandal. However, Lindsie's attorney vehemently denied those allegations in a statement to E! News, noting, "She was not the source of this information. Lindsie has been a constant target of lies, harassment, and threats from her family."
Catch the latest season of 'Chrisley Knows Best' exclusively on USA Network on June 23, 9 pm ET/PT.