Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley, ex-reality stars, were convicted of tax fraud last month. They were sentenced to a significant federal prison term. Both have received their prison orders. They will report to prison by January 17. The Marshals Service will also be reporting this week.
Todd Chrisley was sentenced to a 12-year term. He will be reporting to Federal Prison Camp Pensacola in Florida. Federal Prison Camp Pensacola houses 339 inmates. It is considered a minimum security prison camp by the Bureau of Prisons. The perimeter fencing is not as strong or adequate.
There are many prisons that have satellite prison camps. These are minimum security camps that are close to the main prison.
Julie Chrisley was sentenced to seven years and will report to Federal Correctional Institution Marianna, in Marianna, Florida. It is a medium security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp that holds a combined 1,222 inmates, according to BOP. It is unclear if Julie will be in the adjacent minimum security camp.
Medium-security prisons are more secure than lower-security prisons.
In June, the couple was found guilty of tax evasion. In addition to prison time, their sentences also include three years of supervised release, and an order to pay financial restitution in an amount to be determined later.
Both were indicted on 12 charges, including conspiracy, tax fraud, and wire fraud.
U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said in a June press release following their convictions the couple conspired to defraud community banks in the Atlanta area to obtain more than $30 million in personal loans prior to the launch of their first television show in 2014. The Chrisleys and their former business partner submitted false documents to obtain the loans, and then spent the money on cars, clothes, real estate, and travel, prosecutors alleged and used new loans to pay back the old ones.
Following their sentencing, the couple’s lawyer said they plan to fight their convictions.
“Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family,” attorney Alex Little said in a statement in November. “But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions. Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead.”