Judge denies Todd and Julie Chrisley & # 39; s request to travel to Cayman Islands for luxury Thanksgiving amid ongoing tax evasion and fraud cases
- Todd, 50 and Julie, 46, ask the court for temporary passports for a one-week excursion
- Suppose they will travel on a commercial flight from Nashville to spend time with family in a resort
- The US law firm did not protest the plan in the midst of their federal tax case, the couple told the court
- Chrisleys settled an income tax case in their former home state of Georgia in September
- The judge said that only exceptional circumstances would deserve the request in the midst of the ongoing case, and not a family vacation
A judge in Georgia rejected Todd and Julie Chrisley's request to start a week-long Thanksgiving holiday in the Cayman Islands in the midst of their ongoing federal tax evasion.
Todd, 50, and Julie, 46, had submitted papers to the court to authorize temporary passports for the excursion, The blast reported Wednesday, referring to legal documents from the case. The Chrisleys asked to travel on a commercial flight from Nashville to spend time with family at a resort.
The judge said that only exceptional circumstances would deserve the request in the current case, and not a family vacation, TMZ reported.
The latter: a judge in Georgia has denied Todd and Julie Chrisley's request to start a week-long Thanksgiving holiday in the Cayman Islands amid their ongoing federal tax evasion. They were broken in LA last year
They told the court that they would provide a detailed itinerary of their vacation plans, the outlet reported.
The escape was from November 23-29, the Chrisleys would hand in their passports on December 2, according to legal documents.
The US law firm did not protest against the plan, the couple said, according to the court TMZ.
Authorities have ordered the Chrisley Knows Best couple to stay in Georgia and Tennessee amid their ongoing legal situation, and to pass on their work-related trips to California to their probation officers.
Difficult times: the Chrisleys, pictured in Las Vegas in 2017, were sued in Atlanta on August 13 by a federal grand jury for tax evasion, conspiracy and bank fraud
Alarming trend? The Chrisleys, pictured last year with son Chase in Las Vegas, are the latest reality stars to deal with allegations of tax-related crimes
The request comes less than three months after being sued by a federal grand jury in Atlanta on August 13 in connection with tax evasion, conspiracy and bank fraud. They did not plead guilty to the charges and were released on an unsecured $ 100,000 bond.
Outside the court, Todd told reporters that the family leaned on their faith in the midst of turbulent times, the AP reported.
& # 39; You know we stand in our faith and we stand for what we know is right, & # 39; he said. & # 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;
In September, they settled an income tax case in their former home state of Georgia, because state tax officials initially said they owed $ 2 million in unpaid taxes from 2008-2016.
Family problems: the Chrisleys had a public argument with daughter Lindsie, who claims that Todd was trying to extort her about an alleged sex tape. She was broken in Atlanta in September
The Chrisleys eventually came to a deal with the Georgia Department of Revenue in which they agreed to pay an amount of less than $ 150,000 to settle the case, after demonstrating that they had paid more than they had in half of the years mentioned.
& # 39; Julie and I knew all the time that we had done nothing wrong and that it would be all right if the facts were known, & # 39; Todd said in a statement after the resolution. & # 39; We are just happy that the Department of Revenue was willing to be open and view all the evidence. & # 39;
The Chrisleys are the newest reality stars to deal with allegations of tax-related crimes, such as Jersey Shore & Mike's # 39; The Situation & # 39; Sorrentino, The Real Housewives of New Jersey & Teresa and Joe Giudice and Dance Moms Abby Lee Miller have been convicted of financial crimes in recent years.
They also made headlines in the midst of their public argument with daughter Lindsie, who claims that Todd was trying to extort her on an alleged sex tape.
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