Todd Chrisley shows off newly purchased $250,000 CONVERTIBLE before going to jail for $30 million tax fraud – as new episodes of his reality show lift the lid on family life ahead of the lawsuit scandal
- Todd Chrisley showed off his purchase on a recent episode of Chrisley Knows Best
- The former reality TV star introduced viewers to his 1960 Chevrolet Corvette
- The scene was filmed before he was jailed for a $30 million tax fraud scheme
Todd Chrisley bought a classic convertible that cost up to $250,000 before going to jail for tax fraud.
The former reality TV star, 53, showed off his lavish purchase on the latest episode of Chrisley Knows Best which aired earlier this week.
Money worries seemed the last thing on his mind when he pictured his immaculate 1960 Chevrolet Corvette during a scene filmed before he was sent to prison.
Todd and his wife Julie, 50, were found guilty of participating in a $30 million tax fraud scheme and sentenced to 12 and seven years behind bars, respectively.
The former reality TV star, 53, showed off his lavish purchase on the latest episode of Chrisley Knows Best which aired earlier this week
Money worries seemed the last thing on his mind when he introduced his immaculate 1960 Chevrolet Corvette during a scene filmed before he was sent to prison in January.
Todd (pictured earlier) and wife Julie, 50, were found guilty of participating in a $30 million tax fraud scheme and sentenced to 12 and seven years behind bars respectively
In the most recent episode of the reality series, which aired on USA Network, Todd can be seen driving to daughter Savannah’s house in his extravagant purchase to much fanfare.
Julie’s dad, Harvey Hughes, seems awestruck when he says, “You’re kidding — a ’60s Corvette!”
He marveled at the car and continued, “Son, you know, some of the best memories I have in my life start with a ’60s Corvette.”
Todd’s father-in-law questioned him about the car’s internal systems, asking about the four-speed transmission.
But Todd simply replied, “Well, I wouldn’t know that sort of thing.” I bought it because I look good.’
Julie also seemed nonchalant about the extravagant spending, praising the vehicle as “awesome.”
She told viewers in a piece-to-camera interview that she thought the car was a “perfect opportunity” for her father and husband to bond.
Later in the episode, Todd revealed that he had named Jayne Mansfield after the 1950s and 1960s sex symbol, and took the convertible to a vintage car show.
The stars (pictured in 2014) rose to fame thanks to their American reality show Chrisley Knows Best, which premiered in 2014 and documented their daily lives along with their children.
Former reality TV star Todd is currently serving his prison sentence in Pensacola, Florida (pictured)
Online car marketplace Auto trader has a selection of active listings for a 1960 Chevrolet Corvette with the same color details – priced anywhere from $71,000 to $259,000 depending on condition.
Todd’s purchase came just months before he was convicted of their part in a $30 million tax fraud.
He and Julie are currently serving time at two separate facilities, Todd’s is in Pensacola, Florida, and Julie’s is in Lexington, Kentucky.
The stars rose to fame thanks to their American reality show Chrisley Knows Best, which premiered in 2014 and documented their daily life together with their children.
In the series, Todd and Julie have worked hard to portray devoted parents and devout Christians.
But their gorgeous on-screen images were torn apart when it came to light that they had defrauded the bank by submitting false documents when applying for loans.
In addition, Todd’s former business partner, Mark Braddock, shocked the world when he claimed he had a homosexual love affair with the father of five at trial, further destroying the reality star’s long-cultivated reputation.
While on the witness stand, Mark, 57, told the court that he and Todd had a brief romance in the early 2000s, as he spoke in detail about Todd’s crimes.