According to court documents obtained by E! News, the stars of Chrisley Knows Best were charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, tax evasion, and hiding income from the IRS. In June 2022, the USA Network couple were found guilty of federal charges including bank fraud and tax evasion.
And now, they will be heading to prison. So, has the network canceled the hit series Chrisley Knows Best following the scandal?
Is 'Chrisley Knows Best' canceled following the reality TV couple's guilty verdict?
USA has not yet confirmed that the long-running reality show is canceled. However, that doesn't mean Chrisley Knows Best lives on despite Todd and Julie's convictions. The series was renewed for Season 10 and new episodes returned in June 2022 after a hiatus. But with the scandal and guilty verdict, it seems all but certain that Chrisley Knows Best will be pulled from the air.
Following the sentencing, sources told Distractify that USA has some episodes of Chrisley Knows Best Season 10 that were shot before the trial that will air in 2023. So it looks like fans can at least look forward to some new footage of the show. We'll keep you updated once we learn more!
Here's a closer look at Todd and Julie's conviction and sentencing.
According to E! News, Todd and Julie allegedly provided false information and conspired to defraud multiple banks between 2007 and 2012. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Northern District of Georgia has accused the pair of conspiring with their accountant to defraud the IRS and failure to pay income taxes between 2013 through 2016.
They were accused of defrauding more than $30 million from banks and the IRS. Assistant U.S. Attorney Annalise Peters testified in court that the Chrisley Knows Best stars hid funds from the IRS in order to retain money.
"They made up documents and they lie through their teeth to get whatever they want, whenever they want it," Peters said, according to Insider.
In a lawsuit obtained by The Blast, officials alleged that Todd’s wife physically cut and glued amounts from different documents; therefore falsifying the couples’ finances.
Todd’s attorneys, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg, released a statement to People, saying: "The allegations contained in the indictment are based on complete falsehoods. The Chrisleys are innocent of all charges."
In June 2022, Todd and Julie were found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Additionally, Julie was convicted of wire fraud.