Todd Chrisley is doing his best to keep hope alive.
On Tuesday, the USA Network personality surrendered to authorities to begin a sentence of more than 10 years in prison.
He and his wife, Julie, were convicted of multiple types of financial fraud last summer, after which the former was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison…and the latter seven years.
The reality stars have maintained their innocence all along, but claimed a former business associate set them up shortly after they were arrested.
In the latest episode of the Chrisley Confessions podcast (recorded before he and Julie turned up in prison), the leader of Chrisley Knows Best delves into hopes for some kind of redemption.
“The legal system that we have never been in before is a very complex system and we are still learning and we don’t know, so we have all these lawyers working for us,” he explained. Did. Todd on air.
“When one branch of the justice system fails, we need to hope and pray to God that the next level, the Court of Appeals, will see the mistakes and try to rectify those mistakes.”
In fact, the couple’s legal team filed an appeal last year as soon as the jury reached a guilty verdict.
How likely is it that this appeal will succeed?
“You have to put your faith in God and expect Him to lift you up and push you forward,” Todd continued on the podcast. That’s it.”
The rich, spoiled and entitled prisoner added, “They face far more people than what we face.”
Still, he believes that what they are going through is ultimately No past.
“I know this isn’t my final destination, so I guess that’s why I’m in a better place with it,” Todd said.
“I know this could be my future, but I believe the justice system will turn it around.
“I am also confident that the Court of Appeals will decide what this is.
“I deliberately didn’t because I was told not to. We’re going to let our lawyers talk about it.”
Todd and Julie, who have been married since 1996, were embroiled in a multi-week trial that ended in June after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit tax evasion, bank fraud, and defrauding the IRS.
Prosecutors at the time claimed the wealthy reality star used forged documents to obtain a $30 million bank loan, leaving him with more than $20 million in debt when Todd Chrisley declared bankruptcy in 2012. claimed to have defaulted.
They also hid millions of dollars from the aforementioned program from the IRS.
Todd turned himself in at the Pensacola Federal Penitentiary in Pensacola, Fla., on Tuesday.
That same day, Julie entered Marianna Federal Penitentiary. She is at a facility in Kentucky, two and a half hours away from where her husband works.
Like her unfaithful husband, Julie hopes that the two of them will eventually receive justice.
“I believe this test is testimony,” the 50-year-old said on the podcast.
“We believe this pain has a purpose and that this is not the end of our path, but the beginning of God’s will for our lives.
“Thank you to everyone listening to our podcast. We just thank you for that and thank you for your prayers.”