Reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisley are facing some serious allegations of tax evasion and fraud. Just one day after they were indicted on tax evasion and fraud charges the couple are now in police custody, according to the Northern District of Georgia attorney’s office.
The couple surrendered to authorities early Wednesday morning, a spokesman for the attorney’s office told CNN.
They’re expected to appear before a federal judge later in the day, spokesman Bob Page said.
The stars of “Chrisley Knows Best,” a USA Network reality series, are facing a 12-count indictment alleging the Chrisleys committed bank fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, among other offenses.
Peter Tarantino, the Chrisleys’ accountant, also has been indicted on tax offenses. In a statement issued Wednesday, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen M. Friedberg, attorneys for Todd and Julie Chrisley, said they had “no doubt that if this case ever reaches a courtroom, Todd and Julie will be completely exonerated.”
Prior to the indictment, Todd Chrisley denied the claims in a post on Instagram, implying the charges are based on evidence presented to investigators by a disgruntled former employee. He alleges that the employee, whom he did not name, stole from the family, created false documents, forged their signatures and bugged their home. Chrisley said it’s the employee’s second attempt to get the family charged and called it an act of retaliation.