Todd and Julie Chrisley Respond to Fraud Conviction

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley are praying for a miracle after they were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion earlier this month.

The reality TV couple shared on their “Chrisley Confessions” podcast on Thursday that they are “not allowed to” speak in depth about the verdict, but wanted everyone to know “that it is a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now.”

“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,” Todd said.

“We are very much alive and we appreciate all the support we have received from everyone.”

Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were convicted on June 7 of submitting false documents to banks when applying for loans, and Julie also filed false credit reports and bank statements when she tried to rent a home in California.

During the trial, another bomb secret that the family had apparently been trying to bury was also revealed.

Todd’s former business partner Mark Braddock claimed the “Chrisley Knows Best” star was cheating on his wife with him and that they paid a blackmailer to keep the alleged gay affair quiet.

Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley talk in a restaurant.
Todd and Julie Chrisley hold on to their “faith” after being found guilty of fraud and tax evasion.
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Todd has been married to Julie since 1996 and they share three children: Chase, 26, Savannah, 24, and Grayson, 16. (Todd also has two children with ex-wife Teresa Terry: Lindsie, 32, and Kyle, 30.)

The couple also said in the podcast that there are currently “a lot of tears, a lot of heartache, a lot of grief, a lot of attempts to understand what this is like where we are now” in their family.

Savannah, who also stars on the family’s long-running reality show, recently wrote on Instagram that “life is so cruel” following her parents’ trial.

Faye Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Savannah Chrisley, Chloe Chrisley, Julie Chrisley and Grayson Chrisley in a "Chrisley knows best" promo photo.
“Chrisley Knows Best” aired in 2014.
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“I will stand by my family and fight for justice,” she added. “Justice to ourselves and to others that the system has failed.”

Meanwhile, her half-sister Lindsie, who is estranged from the family, said she is “deeply saddened” by the outcome.

She added: “Please pray for us at this difficult time.”

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