Lindsie Chrislie, the daughter of Chrisley Knows Best reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have told DailyMail.com that she wants nothing to do with her parents.
Her father Todd, 51, and stepmother Julie, 48, were arrested today and appeared in court in Atlanta Georgia for 12 counts of bank fraud and federal tax evasion.
The couple could receive up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
Lindsie's relationship with her family has been tense in recent years and the internet star has not been featured in & # 39; Chrisley Knows Best & # 39; since 2017 in his seventh season on USA Network.
In an exclusive statement, her spokesperson Musa Ghanayem told DailyMail.com: & Lindsie would like to thank all her supporters. The circumstances in which Todd and Julie find themselves are rather unfortunate.
& # 39; It was reported that Lindsie was the source of the information that led to her father's arrest. That is not true, it was not the source of this information.
& # 39; Lindsie has been a constant target of her family's lies, harassment and threats and has been taking distance from the Chrisley family since 2017.
Lindsie Chrisley, who has not been on the show since 2017 & # 39; Chrisley Knows Best & # 39; from the US Network reality show has appeared, has distanced herself from her parents
Todd Chrisley, 51, and his wife Julie, 48 appeared in court today for 12 counts, including forged financial documents to obtain a million dollar in loans
Musa Ghanayem spokesperson for Lindsie Chrisley told DailyMail.com: & lt; 39 is a constant target of her family's lies, harassment and threats, and has been taking distance from the Chrisley family since 2017.
& # 39; Lindsie is currently processing events that have taken place. We will continue to cooperate with the police and pray for a fair solution.
& # 39; We will have more to say when the opportunity arises. & # 39;
Todd and Julie did not plead guilty to tax evasion and other federal allegations that their lawyers said were the result of false accusations from a former employee.
The & # 39; Chrisley Knows Best & # 39; stars entered the pleas during their first legal action before a federal judge in Atlanta.
The judge agreed to release them on an unsecured $ 100,000 bond, which means they don't have to pay anything unless they don't show up in court.
The judge ordered them to hand in their passports and said that they are not allowed to travel outside parts of Georgia and Tennessee without letting their probation officers know where they will be. Their lawyers had requested permission to travel so that they could keep filming.
A federal indictment filed on Tuesday accuses the Chrisleys of tax evasion, conspiracy, bank fraud and bank fraud.
& # 39; You know we stand in our faith and we stand for what we know is right, & # 39; Todd Chrisley told reporters when they left the courthouse. & # 39; You know our family stays together, this rope runs, because we know that God will take our hand and take us through it. & # 39;
Todd went to his Instagram on Tuesday to handle the charge with a long post claiming they were framed by an unsatisfied employee.
He explained: & # 39; It all started in 2012 when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had stolen a lot from us. & # 39;
The businessman further claims that the employee & # 39; fake documents & # 39; had forged their signatures and even & # 39; other workers by force & # 39; had threatened if they said something.
Todd even said that the once trusted confidant had unlawfully violated his privacy: & # 39; We even discovered that he had overheard our house illegally. & # 39;
The employee was eventually fired because Todd claims that he was trying to get revenge, allegedly bringing & quot; fake documents to the American lawyer 'office and telling them that we had committed all kinds of financial crimes such as tax evasion and bank fraud. & # 39;
& # 39; A trusted employee of ours had stolen us for a long time & # 39; Todd went to his Instagram on Tuesday to handle the charge with a long post claiming they were framed by an unsatisfied employee
He also claimed that the US attorney's office did not take the case seriously initially because they realized that it was all nonsense & # 39 ;. however, the employee later convinced & # 39; another set of researchers & # 39; to reopen the case.
Todd added: & # 39; I am telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and nothing to be ashamed of. We not only know that we have done nothing wrong, but we have a lot of hard evidence and a lot of confirming witnesses that prove it. & # 39;
He goes on to say & # 39; when everything has been said and done, we trust God & # 39; before quoting a Bible verse and ending the long function.
On Wednesday morning the news came that the couple would be arrested by the Marshall in the United States because warrants were being issued.
A federal court official had issued two edicts for arresting the reality stars according to court documents obtained by The blast on Wednesday.
Ouch: Todd, 51, and wife Julie, 48, face 12 counts of fraud and tax evasion, including fake financial documents to raise a million dollars in loans
The publication reports that the warrants have been issued and received by the American marshal because they have been ordered to immediately detain the reality stars.
This is one day after the news that Todd and Julie have been sued by a federal grand jury in Atlanta, Georgia for bank fraud and tax evasion.
If they are found guilty, the stars of the American network can get up to 30 years in prison, according to federal guidelines.
The couple, together with their accountant Peter Tarantino, 56, who is based in Roswell, Georgia, were named as defendants in papers filed this afternoon with the US North Georgia court.
In the 12-count indictment, the Chrisleys are accused of bank fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy of fraud and tax evasion.
Tarantino is accused with them of conspiring to deceive the United States and two points of helping to file a false tax return.
As convicted, Todd and Julie could be sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to federal guidelines
The most important evidence comes from emails Todd Chrisley sent to a business partner in his Georgia-based company Chrisley Asset Management (CAM) requesting to falsify financial documents.
CAM managed and sold protected properties between 2008 and 2012.
The lawsuit alleges that Chrisley has misled banks to grant him and his wife large loans by convincing them that they were worth millions in person.
It mentions the Chrisleys and their unidentified business partner, only mentioned in newspapers as Co-Conspirator A & # 39; conspired to submit fake materials, such as fabricated bank statements and fake personal financial statements, to financial institutions for millions of dollars in loans. many of whom they used for their own personal benefit. & # 39;
A large jury at the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta, also accuses his accountant Peter Tarantino of false tax returns
The lawsuit set an example, from November 5, 2007, of how the trio deceived a bank into believing that the Chrisleys had $ 4 million in an account with financial institution Merrill Lynch to obtain a loan.
The suit states: & # 39; When the bank employee requested account statements, co-conspirator A Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley sent a fabricated bank statement showing that Todd and Julie Chrisley had deposited $ 776,509.52 with Merrill Lynch.
& # 39; In response, Todd Chrisley said to co-conspirator A, & # 39; you are a f ****** genious (sic) !!! Show it only 4 mil +. & # 39;
In reality, the lawsuit claims, the Chrisleys did not set up a Merrill Lynch account until 2008 and the account never had more than $ 17,000.
In 2008, a bank demanded updated financial information from the Chrisleys. Co-conspirator A told Todd that they needed help putting together the financial details.
The lawsuit states that Todd wrote to co-conspirator A & # 39; if you don't know how to do this, find a crooked accountant to do it. Ask (edited) who her husband uses to do his crooked ***. & # 39;
The lawsuit set an example, from November 5, 2007, of how the trio deceived a bank into believing that the Chrisleys had $ 4 million in an account with financial institution Merrill Lynch to obtain a loan. In reality, the lawsuit claims, the Chrisleys did not set up a Merrill Lynch account until 2008 and the account never had more than $ 17,000
In 2008, a bank demanded updated financial information from the Chrisleys. Co-conspirator A told Todd that they needed help putting together the financial details. The lawsuit states that Todd wrote to co-conspirator A & # 39; if you don't know how to do this, find a crooked accountant to do it. Ask (edited) who her husband uses to do his crooked s *** & # 39;
In 2014, the Chrisleys became famous with & # 39; Chrisley Knows Best & # 39; on the USA Network and they founded a company, 7C & # 39; s Productions, where the revenue from the show would be deposited.
The show, now in its seventh season, follows the close-spirited Chrisley family who live in the Nashville area.
Much of the series emphasizes Todd Chrisley's obsessive but comical efforts to keep an eye on three of his children, two of whom are in their twenties, and his mother.
The suit claims that over the years, various entertainment and production companies have paid millions of dollars to Todd and Julie Chrisley, the vast majority of which have been deposited into the bank accounts of 7C Productions & # 39 ;.
Despite their new wealth, prosecutors claim that accountant Tarantino told the IRS Todd did not have enough money to pay an outstanding tax bill for 2009.
The lawsuit reads: & # 39; In June 2017 alone, the entertainment and production companies transferred more than $ 300,000 to a bank account of 7C & # 39; s Production.
& # 39; That same month, Todd and Julie Chrisley spent more than $ 7,000 in an electronics store, more than $ 2,000 in a luxury store, and thousands of dollars in department stores and clothing stores.
& # 39; Three months earlier in March 2017, however, Tarantino had told an IRS Revenue Officer that Todd Chrisley had insufficient funds to pay his tax liability for 2009. & # 39;
The lawsuit also points out that the Chrisleys have not submitted timely federal tax returns or paid income taxes for the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 tax years.
Allan Mayer, a representative of the Chrisleys, said Tuesday afternoon in an email that his clients' lawyers had not seen the charge and could not comment.
Chrisley denied in an online message that was released Monday, a day before the charge was announced.
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