Todd and Julie Chrisley are officially state wards.
The reality stars turned themselves in to authorities on Tuesday morning…just about two months after being sentenced for multiple types of financial fraud.
Todd turned himself in to FPC Pensacola in Florida and is due for conviction in this minimum security prison camp.
Meanwhile, Julie reported: Wrong Federal Penitentiary in Lexington, Kentucky — about two hours from where my husband plans to spend the next few years.
Chrisley Knows Best cast members previously filed motions seeking bail pending appeal, but a judge denied their requests.
Before being jailed, Todd shared a message on Instagram.
“He’s always on time… #fight thegoodfight,” reads alongside a clip of Southern gospel singer Karen Peck performing “Four Days Late” at a rally.
Chrisley has frequently cited Faith since being found guilty by a fellow juror last summer.
For example, the lyrics of the aforementioned track read like this:
Lord, I don’t understand why you waited so long But his way is God’s way, not yours or mine And isn’t that great?
Both spouses were convicted of tax evasion and bank fraud charges in 2022, with Todd sentenced to 12 years in prison and Julie to seven years.
The Chrisleys are in the process of appealing their convictions, arguing that the sentence was unjust and unjust.
In a statement provided to various celebrity gossip outlets a few weeks ago, their attorneys claimed the trial was “marred by serious and recurring mistakes.”
As the appeal continues, the attorney added that Chrisleys and her legal team are “optimistic about the future.”
Todd and Julie are accused of exaggerating their income to get the bank to borrow more than $30 million.
But the former American star claims that their former employee — a man named Mark Braddock who says he had an affair with Todd — committed the crime behind their backs.
In addition to imprisonment, the couple were ordered to immediately pay back more than $17 million to the bank that defrauded them of millions of dollars, according to the verdict.
At a trial last year, prosecutors alleged that the stars neglected their responsibility to repay loans when Todd declared bankruptcy.
While bankrupt, they started a reality show to “show off their wealth and lifestyle to the American public,” prosecutors wrote, and then hid millions of dollars they made from the show from the IRS. I got
But from Chrisley’s point of view?
Quoting Braddock, he wrote online after his arrest:
“It all started back in 2012 when we discovered that one of our trusted employees was stealing big time from us.
“To get revenge, he took fake documents to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and said he committed all sorts of financial crimes, including tax evasion and bank fraud.
“So I was able to get their attention, but when I got the chance to explain who he was and what he did to us, they realized it was all nonsense and I sent him on his way…
“Not only do we know we have done nothing wrong, we have a lot of solid evidence and a lot of solid witnesses to prove it.”