Todd and Julie Chrisley from the USA show ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ speaks with the Tennessean
Mark Zaleski and Michael Schwab
Lindsie Chrisley is speaking out on the heels of her reality television star dad and his wife being indicted on tax evasion and other federal charges this week.
“Lindsie would like to thank all of her fans and supporters. The circumstances Todd and Julie find themselves in, is quite unfortunate,” her Atlanta-based attorney Musa Ghanayem released in a statement on her behalf. “It was reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father’s arrest. That is untrue.”
“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Todd and Julie Chrisley pleaded not guilty Wednesday to tax evasion and other fraud charges that their lawyers said stemmed from false allegations made by a former employee.
The couple, who live in Nashville, were indicted just one day earlier and entered the pleas during their initial court appearance before a federal magistrate judge in Atlanta.
“Lindsie has been a constant target of lies, harassment and threats from her family and as a result, has been distancing herself from the Chrisley family since 2017,” the statement continues. “Lindsie is currently processing the events that have unfolded. We will continue to cooperate with law enforcement and pray for a just resolution.”
Before the couple’s indictment was handed up, Todd Chrisley had already aired his grievances on social media, blaming a former employee for the federal tax evasion allegations.
The 12-count indictment issued against the couple also includes charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak said at a news conference.
On Thursday Todd and Julie Chrisley remained free on $100,000 bond. Under conditions of their release they were required to surrender their passports and are not allowed to travel outside of parts of Georgia and Tennessee without letting their probation officers know.
The bond conditions were based on requests from the couple’s lawyers for travel permission so they can continue filming the reality television show.
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