Who is Chloe Chrisley? Reality star claims 10-yr-old adopted daughter is suicidal in bid to dodge prison sentence
In an attempt to avoid her prison sentence for tax fraud, Julie Chrisley told the judge that her ten-year-old adopted daughter Chloe was left suicidal
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: In an attempt to avoid her prison sentence for tax fraud, reality star Julie Chrisley told the judge that her ten-year-old daughter was left suicidal after the ordeal. Julie said during her hearing on Monday, November 21, that her adopted daughter Chole said she "doesn't want to live if [her] mom goes away." Julie has been pleading for leniency in her sentencing.
Julie, 49, and her husband Todd, 53, were sentenced to seven and 12 years in prison respectively. The pair were found guilty in their $30 million tax fraud case. Todd also urged the judge to be lenient with his wife, claiming she was the primary caregiver of their two youngest children.
US District Judge Eleanor Ross handed down the sentence anyway, saying the "greed and flamboyance" in their case cannot possibly be ignored. Todd is set to serve out his sentence at FCI Pensacola, and Julie at FCI Tallahassee, where Ghislaine Maxwell is also serving her sentence.
Who is Chloe Chrisley?
Chloe is Julie and Todd's granddaughter, but the pair took full custody of her years ago after their son Kyle Chrisley and Chloe's mother, Angela Victoria Johnson, were unable to look after her. Kyle and his ex-girlfriend Angela broke up as Kyle was reportedly a drug addict and got arrested on assault charges just a year after Chloe was born.
Julie said of Chloe during her sentencing, according to the Daily Mail, "To hear your 10-year-old say she doesn't want to live if their mom goes away, no child should feel that way." However, Judge Ross said although she felt for the parents, their argument cannot cause her to consider any leniency.
"It is heartbreaking, but it has to be burdened by the defendants," she said. "I've never heard any acceptance of any crime. I've never really heard any admission to any wrongdoing or any remorse. I have no reason to doubt that both Chrisleys have good hearts. But, I cannot ignore the greed and flamboyance in this case."
Julie and Todd were sentenced in Atlanta to a combined total of 19 years in jail. They are also set to serve as many as 16 months of probation each upon their release.