AceShowbiz - Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley have broken their silence on their fraud conviction. When speaking out for the first time since they were found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion, the "Chrisley Knows Best" stars lamented it's such a "very sad" time for their family.
"We did want to come on today and let everyone know that it's a very sad, heartbreaking time for our family right now," the 53-year-old said in a recent episode of their "Chrisley Confessions" podcast. He added, "We still hold steadfast in our faith and we trust that God will do what he does best because God's a miracle worker. That's what we're holding out for."
Todd went on to inform fans that he could not share details about their next moves amid their ongoing legal trouble. "I know all of you guys are wanting to know every detail that is going on in our lives and I have to ask that you respect that we're not allowed to talk about it at present time," he claimed. "There will come a time."
Despite the issue, Julie assured the listeners that she and her husband are still "alive and kicking." Todd then chimed in, "It's a tough time right now, but we are grateful for each and every one of you that has taken the effort... We're grateful and appreciative of it."
Todd and Julie received the guilty verdict on June 7. The couple was found guilty on all 12 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Their former accountant Peter Tarantino was also found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the United States and willfully file false tax returns.
Todd and Julie could spend up to 30 years behind bars, according to Insider. They will be sentenced at a later time. Following the guilty verdict, their lawyer Bruce Morris said in a statement that they're "disappointed in the verdict." The attorney further explained that "an appeal is planned."