Chrisley Knows the Best Todd and Julie Chrisley stars to stand trial in Atlanta

Chrisley Knows the Best Todd and Julie Chrisley stars to stand trial in Atlanta ...

The Federal trial for reality television actors Todd and Julie Chrisley on charges of bank fraud and tax evasion is set to begin Monday in Atlanta.

The trial is being launched just days after E! announced that it is working on a new dating series, Love Limo, hosted by Todd Chrisley, and weeks after the announcement that reality shows Chrisley Knows Best and Growing Up Chrisley have been renewed on the USA Network and E! respectively.

In August 2018, the Chrisleys were initially charged, and a new accusation was filed in February of this year.

Prosecutors allege that the couple submitted fake documents to banks when they requested loans. Julie Chrisley submitted a false credit report and bank statements when she attempted to rent a house in California, and the couple refused to pay rent a few months after they started renting the property, according to the charges.

Prosecutors argue that the Chrisleys used a film production company they owned to hide income while keeping the IRS from collecting unpaid taxes.

Both Chrisleys are accused of one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and one count of tax fraud. Julie Chrisley is also accused of one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

Peter Tarantino, an accountant hired by the Chrisleys, is accused of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and two counts of willfully filing false tax returns. He is set to stand trial alongside the Chrisleys.

The Chrisleysand Tarantino have admitted not guilty to the charges and have been released on bond.

Judge Eleanor Ross of the United States has stated that jury selection will take place Monday, with opening statements expected on Tuesday.

Chrisley Knows Best is a follow-up to the Chrisley family, which has been relaunched by USA for a tenth season, while Growing Up Chrisley, which features Chrisley kids Chase and Savannah, was just renewed for a fourth season.

The family had moved to Tennessee when the case was heard, but the charges stem from when they lived in Atlanta''s northern suburbs, according to authorities.

Todd Chrisley, a former employee who was fired after the Chrisleys discovered in 2012 that he was stealing from them, was retaliated by bringing phony information to the US Attorney General and telling prosecutions the Chrisleys had committed financial crimes, according to Chrisley.

Prosecutors claim the Chrisleys directed a former employee to falsify records. The scheme lasted from between 2007 and 2012 and involved obtaining fraudulent bank and financial statements to financial institutions, according to the court. They attempted to conceal their involvement by falsely claiming they didn''t know their then-employee had submitted false documents, according to the indictment.

In July 2014, Julie Chrisley sent a fake credit report and bank statements claiming they were worth more than they had in their accounts to a California property owner, according to the indictment. Several months after they began using the property in October, the owner refused to pay rent, causing him to file charges.

The Chrisleys received money from their television show, according to authorities, but they didn''t declare it as income on federal tax returns. The couple failed to file or pay their federal income taxes on time for several years, according to the indictment.

Tarantino claimed that despite money coming into their manufacturing company that they spent on personal purchases, the Chrisleys didn''t have the ability to pay a tax debt from 2009, according to the court. He also filed false corporate tax returns for 7Cs Productions, claiming that the company was not making money.

In the court, federal agents served a grand jury subpoena on 7Cs Productions in February 2018. Julie Chrisley submitted a fraudulent document.

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