Welcome to our new post in this post we talk about Todd and Julie Chrisley’s lawsuit. “Reality TV personalities Todd and Julie Chrisley have reached a settlement in the case against a former state official from Georgia filed under the ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ couple’s 2019 $1 million legal dispute.
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The family’s legal team announced the settlement on Tuesday. According to court documents obtained by Newsbuzzr both parties :Chrisleys and the former director of the Georgia Department of Revenue’s Special Investigation Office, Joshua Waites: agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice on January 4, ending the litigation with mutual consent. On September 13, 2023, the Chrisleys informed the court that they had reached a settlement.
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In a statement released on Tuesday, the family’s attorney, Alex Little, said, ‘We have been saying for months that the case against the Chrisleys was highly unusual and had real problems. This settlement is an enthusiastic signal.’ ‘Paying adversaries money on one hand while the other hand is fighting to keep them in jail is nearly unprecedented.’
When will Todd and Julie Chrisley be released from jail?
Julie and Todd Chrisley are currently serving prison sentences for bank fraud and tax evasion. According to records from a January 10 search, it is estimated that 55-year-old Todd Chrisley’s release date from the Federal Prison Camp in Pensacola, Florida, is November 23, 2032. Julie’s release from the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, is scheduled for August 20, 2028.
According to Little, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in the Chrisley case in April. Their daughter, Savannah Chrisley, shared in November that the case update was ‘one step closer to bringing Mom and Dad home “God is good” Thank you for your prayers.’
Why did Todd and Julie Chrisley file a lawsuit against Georgia tax officials?
In October 2019, Todd and Julie Chrisley filed a lawsuit against Waites, accusing him of being an ‘uncontrolled public servant’ who ‘misused the power of his office’ to ‘advance false claims of theft’ against them. The complaint, obtained by Newsbuzzr, also alleged that Waites targeted Todd Chrisley’s ‘estranged daughter, Lindsey Chrisley Campbell, in an attempt to encourage her to reveal compromising information about her family.’
A few months after being convicted of wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, bank fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States in connection with a scheme to bilk banks of more than $36 million in fake loans, a jury found Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty in June 2022. In November, Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison, while Julie received a seven-year sentence, though both were subsequently reduced by at least two years and one year, respectively.
American Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan stated in a November 2022 statement after the Chrisleys’ sentencing, ‘During a decade, defendants defrauded banks of millions of dollars while avoiding payment of their federal income taxes.’