Who is Lindsie Chrisley? Todd Chrisley's estranged daughter 'saddened' after he's found guilty of $30M fraud
Lindsie Chrisley, Todd Chrisley's daughter, is speaking out after her father was found guilty of a $30 million fraud scheme. The 32-year-old said in an Instagram statement on Wednesday, June 8, “I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcasts this week as I took time to be with my family last week. The verdict is not what I had hoped or prayed for, and I am deeply saddened for myself, my son, and my family as a whole.”
Julie's father Todd, 53, and stepmom, Julie Chrisley, 49, were charged with tax evasion, bank and wire fraud, and conspiracy in 2019. “Please pray for us during this difficult time and know that I will be back when the time is right. Thank you for your continued love and support,” she added according to the Daily Mail.
Who is Lindsie Chrisley?
Lindsie Chrisley was born in South Carolina to Todd Chrisley and his ex-wife Teresa Terry. When 'Chrisley Knows Best' debuted in the USA in 2014, Lindsie and her family rose to popularity. Her conflict with her father and the rest of her estranged family has continued to make headlines since she departed the show after five seasons in 2017. Later the TV personality launched two podcasts, ‘Coffee Convos’ with Teen Mom 2’s Kailyn Lowry, and ‘Southern Tea.’
When Todd and Julie were charged with tax evasion, bank and wire fraud, and conspiracy in 2019, in a statement at the time, the South Carolina native refuted the charges, blaming former employee Mark Braddock for using ‘a bunch of phony documents’ to get ‘revenge’ on the couple. Todd and Julie ‘fabricated up paperwork’ to borrow more than $30 million from banks, according to Assistant US Attorney Annalise Peters, who made her opening statement in Atlanta last month. Peters claimed, “They lie through their teeth to get whatever they want, whenever they want it,” alleging that the reality stars withheld monies from the IRS.
On June 7, an Atlanta federal jury found the reality stars Todd and Julie, guilty on all counts and will be sentenced at a later date. In a statement, the couple's lawyer said the verdict left them "disappointed" and that they are planning to challenge it.
Before the trial ended, Lindsie, who had been estranged from her father for some years, appeared in court. While she earlier dubbed Todd a ‘monster’ for supposedly threatening to disclose her sex film in a rumored blackmail scheme with Chase, she now claims there is no footage. The host of the ‘Coffee Convos’ podcast told the court she no longer believes Todd tried to extort her, and the judge reportedly chastised her for not taking the inquiries seriously.
Todd and Julie's sentencing has been scheduled for October 6, 2022. As per Insider, the couple may face up to 30 years behind bars.