A jury found reality-TV couple Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of fraud, including charges related to a tax evasion scheme that went on for years, according to NBC News.
The couple, known for their USA Network series Chrisley Knows Best, were indicted in 2019 on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.
Following a three-week trial, a federal jury found the couple guilty of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million of fraudulent loans, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ). The jury also convicted the Chrisleys and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, of a number of tax crimes, including conspiring to defraud the IRS.
The Chrisleys were found guilty of tax evasion, and Tarantino was found guilty of filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of the Chrisleys' company. The jury also found Julie Chrisley guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
One of the witnesses against the Chrisleys was Mark Braddock, who claimed he had an affair with Todd in the 2000s. Braddock said he helped the reality TV star commit fraud by creating fake documents and impersonating Todd, per Radar Online.
Sentencing for the Chrisleys and Tarantino has been scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6, the DoJ noted. According to Deadline, the Chrisleys face up to 30 years in prison.