Days after the Chrisleys were sentenced, their 26-year-old son Chase shared a moving post about why we need to be there for our loved ones.
Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced in federal court earlier this month after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans in June this year. According to CNN, the Chrisley Knows Best couple was also found guilty of multiple tax crimes, including attempting to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. While Todd, 53, was sentenced to 12 years in prison with three years of supervised release, his wife Julie, 49, was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release.
"The Chrisleys have built an empire based on the lie that their wealth came from dedication and hard work," prosecutors wrote, reports NBC News. "The jury's unanimous verdict sets the record straight: Todd and Julie Chrisley are career swindlers who have made a living by jumping from one fraud scheme to another, lying to banks, stiffing vendors, and evading taxes at every corner."
Days after the Chrisleys were sentenced, their 26-year-old son Chase took to Instagram to share a moving post about why we need to be there for our loved ones.
Reposting digital creator Royal Eyez' poignant Instagram post about a man who unexpectedly lost his wife, Chase appeared to be expressing grief and disappointment over the sentencing. The anecdote chronicled the man encouraging his friend to make dinner for his wife and not take her love for granted. "It took me a few minutes to realize we were no longer talking about dinner," the story read, in part. "It was about going out of your way to do something for someone you love because, at any moment, they could unexpectedly be taken from you... Next time someone you love wants you to go for a walk or watch a football game or play a board game or just put your phone down and give them your undivided attention, just do it." According to PEOPLE, Chase reshared the post on his Instagram Story on Monday.
In a statement to reporters, Chase's parents' attorney Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP claimed the family was "optimistic" about the future despite the convictions and that they planned to appeal.
"Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions," Little said. "Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead." The couple's former accountant, Peter Tarantino, was also sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release after being found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the IRS and willfully filing false tax returns.
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