Amid their $36 million fraud case, Todd and Julie Chrisley are additionally dealing with the probability of dropping their Tennessee houses.
According to the New York Post, the Chrisley Knows Best couple can have to let go of their two properties in Nashville, value $9 million mixed, to pay the $17.2 million restitution ordered by Judge Eleanor Ross of the U.S. District Court in Atlanta.
“They’re going to have to give up a lot of things, including their homes, sadly. They won’t be able to afford it,” a supply advised the outlet. “But their main concern now is their children, especially their youngest boy.”
Todd and Julie share three kids collectively — Chase, 26, Savannah, 25, and Grayson, 16. They are additionally the first caregivers of their 10-year-old granddaughter Chloe, who’s the daughter of Todd’s estranged son Kyle, 31, from his earlier marriage.
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On Monday, a federal decide sentenced Todd, 54, to 12 years in jail for bank fraud and tax evasion, whereas Julie, 49, was sentenced to seven years for her involvement within the crimes.
PEOPLE spoke with former federal prosecutor and president of West Coast Trial Lawyers Neama Rahmani — who has no ties to the Chrisley case — to verify that the couple is predicted to serve “85 percent of their sentence” underneath federal regulation.
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“And that’s the minimum they’re going to have to serve if they’re model inmates,” Rahmani defined. “Unlike states where inmates can sometimes serve less than even half of their sentence, under federal statutes, you only get a slight reduction for good behavior.”
Rahmani added that the couple, who will begin their jail time in the beginning of the New Year, almost definitely acquired “high sentences” as a result of “they didn’t accept any responsibility, even after they were convicted.”
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According to Insider, Julie was emotional through the trial as she recalled a dialog together with her granddaughter Chloe. “To hear your 10-year-old say she doesn’t want to live if their mom goes away, no child should feel that way,” she shared.
Prior to her mother and father’ sentencing, Savannah opened up about the potential of receiving custody of Chloe and her brother Grayson on Monday’s episode of her podcast Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley.
“It’s just really hard to sit here, four days before I go sit in the courtroom,” she mentioned on the present. “I don’t know what my fate is, what my family’s fate is. I know that the short term is going to be really difficult and I may come home without both of my parents. That’s what the chances are, that’s the likelihood, and that’s my new normal.”
Beginning to get emotional, she continued, “I come home Tuesday, and I have custody of a 16-year-old, I have custody of a 10-year-old, and we spend our first Thanksgiving not as a family.”