Reality TV stars Todd and Julie Chrisley talked about making mistakes and having faith in the judicial systems after both reported to prison to start their sentences for fraud and tax evasion.
In a podcast released on Wednesday titled “Chrisley Confessions” that was recorded before the “Chrisley Knows Best” couple reported to serve their sentences at Florida prisons, they said they believe their sentence will be appealed.
In November, they were sentenced to a total of 19 years behind bars after being convicted for their multimillion-dollar bank fraud and tax evasion scheme, People noted. Both were also ordered to serve an additional 16 months of probation following their releases.
“The world thinks they know everything that’s going on in our life,” 54-year-old Todd shared. “During this podcast, at this moment that I say this, there are so many more people that are facing far worse than what we’re facing. And I think that that’s why I’m in a better place with it.”
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“I know that this is not my final destination,” he added. “I know that this may be my future for a minute, but I also have faith that the judicial system is going to turn it around.”
“I also have faith that the appellate court is going to see this for what it is…. We’ve intentionally not talked about the case because we’ve been asked not to,” Todd continued. “We’re gonna let our attorneys do the speaking on that.”
Earlier in the show, his wife, 50-year-old Julie, told listeners, “I don’t set out to ever do the wrong thing. Do I do the wrong thing sometimes? We all make mistakes.”
“I don’t set out to do the wrong thing,” Todd replied. “But I do wrong things.”
Todd said that you “just have to hope and pray to God that when one division of the judicial system fails, that the next level, which is the appellate court, sees the mistakes and tries to correct those mistakes,” Fox News noted.
His wife thanked fans for the “outpouring of support” that they had received.
“I can’t even tell you what it’s done…,” Julie explained. “The fact that you are praying and praying specifically, we appreciate that and we don’t take it lightly.”
Todd reported to the Federal Prison Camp Pensacola on Tuesday to serve his 12-year sentence. On the same day, Julie reported to the Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Marianna to begin her seven-year sentence.
The pair were convicted last year of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, tax fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. In addition, Julie was also convicted on a charge of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.