07/06/2022
Prosecutors say a “co-conspirator” with Todd Chrisley once sent a financial report showing that Chrisley had millions of dollars in a bank account.

Todd Chrisley has denied the allegations of bank fraud.

The February indictment included an email sent to a bank by one of Chrisley’s “conspirators” that included a financial report showing that Chrisley had $4 million in a Merrill Lynch bank account.

The statement was allegedly false because Chrisley did not have an account with Merrill Lynch at the time. The indictment states that when he opened an account with the financial institution in 2008, he never deposited more than $17,000.

“As a result of such misrepresentations, several banks provided loans worth millions of dollars to the conspirators, many of which were used to their advantage by Todd and Julie Chrisley,” the indictment read.

The Chrisleys “burned” themselves with loans to buy luxury items.

Julie Chrisley (left) and Todd Chrisley on Season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best.
Julie Chrisley (left) and Todd Chrisley on Season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best.

Assistant US Attorney Annalize Peters said in her opening statement Tuesday that not only did Chrysalis’ file falsify documents indicating that they owned more assets than they actually owned, but that they also received the $30 million they took in luxury-goods loans “burned.” .

“They fabricate documents and lie to get what they want when they want it,” Peters told jurors.

According to Peters, the Chrisley family hid money from the IRS while they were involved in a lavish lifestyle.

But Todd Chrisley’s lawyer said the couple exaggerated some aspects of their lifestyle on their TV show.

Julie Chrisley (left) and Todd Chrisley on Season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best.
Julie Chrisley (left) and Todd Chrisley on Season 8 of Chrisley Knows Best.

Chrisley has made several bold claims about his expenses over the years — in 2017, during a radio interview, he said he paid more than $1 million in taxes a year (even Peters said he “hasn’t paid a dime” in the years and records presented at a court hearing, no big payments ), and in one episode of his reality show Chrisley Knows Best, the TV personality revealed that he spends about $300,000 a year on clothes.

It’s all part of the sizzle. It’s all part of the show. “It’s all part of the story,” attorney Bruce Morris recently told the jury of Chrisley’s allegations. According to Morris, despite Chrisley’s attempts to appear rich on the reality show, it was actually broke when he claimed about his huge wardrobe budget.

Morris also said that Chrisley’s former employee, who turned her over to federal agents, was “obsessed” with Todd and “wanted to be him.”

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death chrisley

Mark Braddock was a business partner with the Chrisley family until 2012, during which time Chrisley’s attorney, Bruce Morris, said Braddock did everything he could to “live like Todd,” including buying one of Chrisley’s previous homes and impersonating Chrisley in phone calls. .

Morris further argued that after he fired Chrisley Braddock, he went to the FBI for “protection and revenge” and claimed that Chrisley committed bank fraud.

However, the defense said the Chrisley family continued to “lying through their teeth” to get bank loans and avoid taxes even after Braddock was fired.

The famous Chrisleys woman was an ex-employee to whom he owed $10,000

Faye Kressley, Chase Kressley, Todd Kressley, Savannah Kressley, Chloe Kressley, Julie Kressley, Grayson Kressley
The Chrisley family stars in the movie “Chrisley Knows Best” which is part of the show.

Annie Kate Pons, producer of “Chrisley’s News Beast,” testified Thursday that she met Todd Chrisley in Los Angeles in 2009. She was a former news anchor in D.C. and moved to Los Angeles to work in television.

While trying to get into the business, she met Todd Chrisley because he had plans to open a luxury store called Chrisley and Co, her degree.

Pons said she tried to sell a line of children’s clothing to Chrisley. He didn’t buy it, and instead offered her a future job as a department store buyer.

She accepted the job and traveled to New York during Fashion Week to try to connect with designers for the future store, which never materialized.

Chrisley ended up owing Pon $10,000 in the unpaid work she was trying to get.

“But she never came,” she said.

A few years later, while working in television, Pons kept thinking about the bustling Chrisley family and created a reality show under her own name. Sizzle took off and the show was sold to USA Network.

Pons testified that she only worked on the show for one season, but will count as a producer for the duration of the show – which makes about $200,000 a year.

Braddock recently testified that he and Chrisley had a “close” relationship.

Todd Chrisley in Season 8 of the reality series Chrisley Knows Best.
Todd Chrisley in Season 8 of the reality series Chrisley Knows Best.

Braddock said he helped Chrisley’s family falsify documents to obtain bank loans and told prosecutors that he had engaged in fraudulent schemes due to the nature of his relationship with Chrisley.

“We had a personal relationship of an intimate nature,” Braddock said. “I would have done whatever it took for it to be over.”

Braddock testified that Braddock and Chrisley’s personal relationship lasted about a year, and then a working relationship and “brotherhood” were established between them.

According to Braddock, he and Chrisley paid $38,000 in cash to the alleged extortionist.

Todd Chrisley in Season 8 of Chrisley I Know.
Todd Chrisley in Season 8 of Chrisley I Know.

Braddock also testified that while working for Chrisley Asset Management, Chrisley Asset Management, he and Chrisley were contacted by an unknown person.

The poet threatened to expose Chrisley and Braddock’s cheating and their relationship, he said. Braddock testified that the lyrics said, “Pay cash and we’ll shut up.”

According to his ex-business partner, he then withdrew $9,500 from the company’s account four times. Braddock then met Chrisley in a parking garage and gave him cash “in a small bag” to pay the racketeer.

Insiders previously reported that Chrisleys fired Braddock in 2012. Chrisley has since claimed that Braddock stole money from his family.

Chrisley’s attorney, Bruce Morris, claimed in his opening statement that Braddock was “obsessed” with Chrisley and wanted to be him. Morris later indicated in his interrogation of Braddock that he believed it was Chrisley.

Chrisley’s daughter told the FBI that her father and brother were blackmailing her

Lindsey Kressley and Todd Kressley
Lindsey Chrisley

Lindy Chrisley, Chrisley’s eldest daughter, told the FBI in 2020 that her father and brother Chase had tried to blackmail her and threatened to release her sex tape.

On Thursday, a jury was shown emails from Lindsay Chrisley to the FBI stating that she was trying to obtain a restraining order against her molesting father. She made similar comments to “Dr. Phil.”

In 2020, she wrote: “I am in no way affiliated with this monster.”

However, on Thursday she was at war with the attorney general, who asked her to contact law enforcement about her father while questioning witnesses, prompting the judge to step in and tell her to stop answering questions in that tone.

She said she later learned there was no sex tape and now doesn’t believe her father was behind the blackmail.

Right away, she said her father was her main caregiver while she was recovering from an eating disorder in 2008, and he also took care of his son Kyle while dealing with a substance use disorder.

She said her father’s top priorities are “his children and his wife in that order”.