Fiscal detective sues Todd Chrisley for defamation

Todd Chrisley’s list of legal troubles just keeps growing.

The reality star is being sued for libel for the second time by a woman who has been investigating his tax evasion lawsuit.

Amy Doherty-Heinze, a former Georgia Department of Revenue investigator, claims the 53-year-old “Chrisley Knows Best” star has been spreading lies about her on his “Chrisley Confessions” podcast.

According to the lawsuit filed Thursday and obtained by Vidak For Congress, Doherty-Heinze says the reality star “falsely and maliciously” accused her of criminal conduct during the recent investigation and claimed she should be prosecuted instead of him.

In addition, the reality star used Doherty-Heinze’s name multiple times during a podcast episode in September 2021 and is said to have “run a campaign” to get her fired.

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Todd Chrisley is being sued for libel by the same woman who sued him last year.
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This is not the first time the reality star has entered a legal battle with the former tax inspector.

In July 2021, Doherty-Heinze indicted Chrisley for the same crime, saying he “accused her of a myriad of crimes and misdeeds” on his social media sites and podcast while she was investigating him four years earlier.

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Todd used Doherty-Heinze’s name several times in his podcast.
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While that case is still pending, former tax inspector Chrisley slammed the new lawsuit after failing to retract his statements.

Todd and his wife, Julie Chrisley, were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion in June after originally being charged in August 2019 and again in February.

Although the couple, who face up to 30 years in prison, have not yet been sentenced, they filed a joint motion for a new trial after a witness “lied” during their spring trial.

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Todd and Julie Chrisley were both found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.

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Todd and Julie Chrisley were both found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion.

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The prosecution alleged that the reality stars provided false documents to banks when applying for loans. They also alleged that the mother of three, 49, used falsified credit reports and bank statements to rent a house in California.

Todd was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax evasion, while Julie was convicted of the same charges plus wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

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The couple was first charged in 2019.
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After the verdict, the couple – who have children with Chase, 26, Savannah, 25, and Grayson, 16 – leaned for their faith and asked fans for spiritual support.

“I want you all to know that the messages we receive, the mail… the gifts people leave at our door, the flower arrangements… all these things are just overwhelming and much appreciated,” he said on his podcast in June.

“[But] we don’t want you to waste your money on that sort of thing. … We don’t need anything. So really, the best gift you can give us is prayer.”

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The couple faces up to 30 years in prison.
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Though the two face a “very sad, heartbreaking” road, the couple tries to focus on the things they can control.

“But we still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does best because God is a miracle worker,” said Todd, who also has two children from a previous marriage, in another episode.

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