Todd Chrisley Indicted for Tax Evasion and Fraud

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If there’s one thing that we all should be doing, it’s paying our taxes. Don’t bother trying to commit fraud because it’s just going to bite you in the backside. However, it seems as if some people are ready to take that risk. Usually, you would expect it to be the people who are strapped for cash that are committing these kinds of crimes, but you’d be surprised to find that it’s primarily the wealthy folk in society.

Recently, reality TV stars, Todd and Julie Chrisley, have been indicted on tax evasion charges, though Todd claims that they are innocent.

This is going to get real messy, real quick…

The American businessman is best known for his hit reality TV show, Chrisley Knows Best.

The show focuses on following the extremely southern family as they battle the daily struggles of maintaining a healthy family life as well as “having fun” while doing so.

And with the introduction of Season 7, it only got more hectic, as each family member (including the nanny!) gets their own storyline.

When Todd told Grayson, his son, that he could not drink the soda but he did it anyway while maintaining full eye-contact with his father? Simple, but impactful.

The look on Todd’s face made this such an iconic moment for the show!

The show generally gets positive reviews, with some people claiming that it’s so much better than watching any of the Kardashians.

We’re with you!

News broke yesterday that the two main members of the family, Todd and Julie Chrisley, are being indicted for tax evasion and fraud.

Peter Tarantino, the family’s accountant is also being questioned for his involvement in the alleged crime.

On Tuesday, both reality stars were charged with multiple offenses including conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. Yikes.

And this is what allowed them to obtain millions in loans to spend frivolously. They have also claimed that the couple have cheated taxpayers by avoiding federal taxes on the money they earned.

Throughout their careers, they have been fabricating documents and also providing false information to firms and banks in order to receive large sums of money.

And it seems like people had been noticing this for a while now…

It’s no wonder that they needed so many loans!

That’s a good name suggestion for the next season if it doesn’t get canceled…

It can only go downhill from here…

In a lengthy Instagram post, which weirdly featured a nice ol’ promo picture of the family, the reality star decided to explain himself and the story sounds like a storyline from one of their episodes, to be honest. But regardless, he denied all of the allegations.

According to his side of the story, an ex-employee, who he did not name in the post, is out to destroy the family and everything they have in retaliation to being caught stealing from them. He writes: “We fired the guy and took him to court and that’s when the real trouble started.”

As an act of revenge, this said employee decided to take “phony documents” to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and told them [he] had committed all kinds of financial crimes.” He then ended the post saying that he shared all this with his 1.9 million followers because he’s got nothing to be ashamed of.

Let’s just sit back and watch. If the family really has been avoiding taxes, then the evidence will speak for itself and Todd will look like an idiot for his post claiming his innocence. Either way, I feel like this would make the perfect storyline for Season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best, am I right? Fancy a more lighthearted story about fraud? One restaurant was caught passing off Popeyes chicken off as their own. Keep reading for more on that!