"And I think that's the hardest part, is me trying to navigate how to teach two children who aren't fully developed yet, that," said Savannah.
Savannah Chrisley might end up taking custody of her two younger siblings after her parents' sentencing this week. On Monday, a federal judge sentenced Todd Chrisley to 12 years in prison and 16 months in probation and Julie to seven years in prison and 16 months probation, according to PEOPLE. During the recent episode of the podcast Unlocked with Savannah, the 25-year-old said that she could be taking up the custody of her siblings, Grayson Chrisley, 16, and Chloe Chrisley, 20, who is the daughter of her brother, Kyle Chrisley. She was adopted by Todd and Julie.
The episode was recorded prior to her parents' sentencing. "It's just really hard to sit here, four days before I go sit in the courtroom," Savannah said on her show. "I don't know what my fate is, what my family's fate is. I know that the short term is going to be really difficult and I may come home without both of my parents. That's what the chances are, that's the likelihood and that's my new normal." She added, "I come home Tuesday and I have custody of a 16-year-old, I have custody of a 10-year-old," beginning to get emotional. "And we spend our first Thanksgiving, not as a family."
New: Todd Chrisley has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 21, 2022
Julie Chrisley has been sentenced to 7 years.https://t.co/wuD9RNFCcO pic.twitter.com/yiLzcKH7co
She said that she feels a "level of guilt" as she, as a child, had to never worry about "where my parents were" which Grayson and Chloe will have to go through. "I think that's the hard part, I think there's a level of guilt too for myself, knowing that Chloe and Grayson aren't going to have that same feeling, of, 'Are Mom and Dad going to be home tonight?' " she said. "And I think that's the hardest part, is me trying to navigate how to teach two children who aren't fully developed yet, that. And how to navigate the circumstances. That's a really difficult thing."
"I have to be a positive role model for Chloe and Grayson," she later added. "No matter how hard it gets, I have to show up." Julie and Todd Chrisley were found guilty in June of conspiring to defraud banks for more than $30 million in fraudulent loans, according to CNN. They were also found guilty of several tax crimes like attempting to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Their accountant was also sentenced to three years in prison and three years of supervised release. According to the evidence from the Department of Justice, it showed that the Chrisleys took loans by submitting false bank statements, audit reports, and financial statements. Moreover, they used this money to buy luxury cars, designer clothes, real estate, and travel.
#BREAKING— A federal judge just sentenced Todd Chrisley and his wife, Julie, after they were found guilty in a tax evasion case.— Alex Whittler (@AlexWhittler) November 21, 2022
Todd—12 years in prison plus 16 months probation.
Julie— 7 years in prison, plus 16 months probation. @FOX5Atlanta pic.twitter.com/db4aAyhXdT
Kylie Chrisley, Todd and Julie's son posted on Instagram a Bible verse following their sentencing. It read, "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you," the verses read. "Who do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
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