Attorneys for the couple attempted to claim that prosecutors had actually “coached” one of their witness to give false testimony regarding the couples payment of taxes. Surprised, Judge Ross said,
“I was surprised to see an accusation that strong, It’s the type of accusation you have to make cautiously unless you have a lot of support for it. I’ve not seen anything that would lead me to believe that anybody coached anyone to do anything improperly.”
Julie will report to federal prison in Lexington Kentucky, and Todd will be required to report to Pensacola, Florida. The couple will be required to pay $17.22 million in restitution.
The case is USA v. Chrisley et al., case number 1:19-cr-00297, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
Chrisleys: represented by J. Alex Little and Zachary Lawson of Burr & Forman LLP, Christopher S. Anulewicz of Balch & Bingham LLP and Arthur W. Leach of The Law Office of Arthur W. Leach.
Government: represented by Ryan K. Buchanan, Thomas J. Krepp, Annalise K. Peters and Alex R. Sistla of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia.