“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Julie and Todd Chrisley are getting support from one of their famous friends amid charges of bank fraud and tax evasion.
“Real Housewives of Orange County” star Tamra Judge is standing behind the couple, writing on her Facebook page, “I absolutely love my friends and stand behind them. Don’t believe everything you read.”
Judge and Chrisley have been friends for years and she dedicated a sweet post to their friendship back in 2017.
“I love this guy @toddchrisley When we met I knew instantly we would be friends for life,” she captioned a photo of them. “His good looks, perfect smile
As The Blast previously reported, an indictment filed Tuesday in the Northern District of Georgia and obtained by The Blast, charged the Chrisleys with 11 counts related to bank fraud and tax evasion.
According to the federal sentencing guidelines, the reality stars are facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.
The reality stars allegedly did not file tax returns in time for 2014, 2015 or 2016. When the taxes were paid, officials claim the numbers were bogus and that actual amounts were falsified as to mask how much money was actually owed.
Officials claim that “throughout the conspiracy,” Todd and Julie knowingly went on lavish spending sprees, dropping thousands of dollars at electronic stores, luxury retail stores and other purchases … but claimed they did not have enough cash to pay off their outstanding tax debt.
Todd denies all the allegations and is adamant the evidence submitted to the feds has been fabricated.
Before the indictment was filed, the “Chrisley Knows Best” star addressed the news via Instagram in a lengthy statement on Monday and also came forward with allegations of theft against a former employee.