Lindsie Chrisley Reacts to Guilty Verdict in Dad Todd Chrisley’s Fraud Case: ‘Not What I Had Hoped’

TL;DR:

  • Todd Chrisley’s daughter Lindsie Chrisley says she is “saddened” by her father’s conviction on bank fraud and tax evasion charges.
  • Todd Chrisley and his wife Julie Chrisley were found guilty on June 7 of conspiring to fraudulently obtain more than $30 million in loans from community banks, among other charges.
  • The Chrisley Knows Best stars plan to appeal.
Todd Chrisley's daughter Lindsie Chrisley in 2019
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Todd Chrisley’s estranged daughter Lindsie Chrisley is reacting to her father’s conviction on bank fraud and tax evasion. Lindsie, who previously appeared on her family’s USA Network reality TV show Chrisley Knows Best, said she was “saddened” by the guilty verdict against Todd and his wife Julie Chrisley

Lindsie Chrisley says guilty verdict is not what she ‘prayed’ for

On June 7, a federal jury found Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of conspiring to fraudulently obtain more than $30 million in loans from community banks in the Atlanta area. They were also convicted of tax evasion and other charges, and Julie Chrisley was convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice. 

Lindsie – who is Todd’s daughter from his previous marriage – spoke out about the case in a post to her Instagram Story on June 8. 

“I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcasts this week as I took time to be with my family last week,” she wrote. “The verdict is not what I had hoped or prayed for, and I am deeply saddened for myself, my son, and my family as a whole. Please pray for us during this difficult time and know that I will be back when the time is right. Thank you for your continued love and support.” 

Ex-‘Chrisley Knows Best’ star testified in her father’s fraud case 

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Lindsie has had a fraught relationship with Todd Chrisley and other members of her family in recent years. She appeared in early seasons of Chrisley Knows Best. However, she left the show in 2017 as her relationship with her father broke down. 

Two years later, Lindsie accused Todd Chrisley and her brother Kyle Chrisley of attempting to extort her using a sex tape, according to a report in E! News. She said they had threatened to release the tape if she did not lie about a particular incident. Todd Chrisley denied his daughter’s allegations. 

The question of the sex tape came up when Lindsie testifed during Todd and Julie’s recent trial, Insider reported. She said she now does not believe her father was involved in the extortion attempt and the sex tape did not exist. Lindsie also testifed about her time working with her father’s company, Chrisley Asset Management, and her relationship with Mark Braddock, who co-owned the business with Todd Chrisley. Braddock later tipped off the FBI about the Chrisleys’ fraud. He also testified that he had an affair with Todd Chrisley.   

Todd and Julie Chrisley say they plan to appeal the verdict 

Todd Chrisley of 'Chrisley Knows Best' poses with members of his family at an event in 2016
Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Julie Chrisley, Chase Chrisley, and Lindsie Chrisey of ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ | Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

The Chrisleys are facing more than 30 years in prison. They are currently free on bond and subject to home detention and location monitoring. They must also alert their probation officer about any purchases above $1,000, according to court documents obtained by Us Weekly. Sentencing is scheduled for October 6. 

An attorney for the couple told the magazine that they are “disappointed” in the verdict and plan to appeal. 

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