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Julie Chrisley’s Prison Sentence Overturned in Fraud, Tax Evasion Case

Julie Chrisley’s Prison Sentence Overturned in Fraud, Tax Evasion Case


Julie Chrisley‘s legal journey has a new development. 

The Chrisley Knows Best alum’s seven-year prison sentence in Kentucky for tax evasion and bank fraud was overturned June 21 after a three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the judge in the 2022 trial miscalculated Julie’s sentence.

Though the panel upheld Julie’s, Todd Chrisley‘s and their accountant Peter Tarantino‘s convictions, they found there was insufficient evidence to support the ruling that Julie was involved in the entirety of the bank fraud scheme, as seen in court documents obtained by E! News. Instead, the judges determined there was insufficient evidence to prove she was involved in the scheme, which began in 2006, before 2007.

“The district court did not identify the evidence it relied on to hold Julie accountable for losses incurred before 2007, and we cannot independently find it in the record,” the judges stated in their ruling. “So we vacate Julie’s sentence and remand solely for the district court to make the factual findings and calculations necessary to determine loss, restitution, and forfeiture as to Julie and to resentence her accordingly.”

E! News has reached out to the Chrisleys’ legal team for comment but has not yet heard back. 

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