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Julie Chrisley's Bank Fraud & Tax Evasion Case Set To Be Resentenced

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 24, 2024 at 2:45 PM EDT

The Chrisleys score another win in their fight to get the family's heads, Todd and Julie Chrisley, home.

The matriarch, who received a combined 19-year sentence with her husband for fraud and tax evasion, had her prison sentence thrown out. Thanks to a recently discovered legal error, the 51-year-old will be resentenced.

Todd and Julie Chrisley were convicted in 2022 and reported to their respective prisons in January 2023, leaving their oldest daughter responsible for the younger Chrisleys.

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Julie Chrisley's Case Returns To Court For Resentencing Over Legal Error

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According to new reports, federal appeal judges ordered the court to throw out Julie's former sentence. This move came after a legal error was found in how the trial judge calculated the inmate's sentencing.

Julie's first sentence held her accountable for the entire bank fraud scheme instead of a part of it. The fraud and federal tax evasion case involved her, Todd, and their accountant, Peter Tarantino, hence the appellate panel's decision to reschedule the matriarch's case.

The "Chrisley Knows Best" alum's case has reportedly been sent her case back to the lower court for a resentencing while Todd and Tarantino's prison sentences remain unchanged, per ET.

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Todd Chrisley's Appeal Was Rejected

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Legal documents about the resentencing revealed the district court must address "what the proper loss amount attributable to Julie is for purposes of the base offense level, restitution, and forfeiture."

"The district court should make factual findings about when Julie's involvement in the conspiracy began, and if it concludes Julie's involvement started in 2006, it should identify the evidence on which it bases its finding," the argument continued.

Alex Little, Todd, and Julie's attorney shed more light on the resentencing in a statement, saying: "We're pleased that the Court agreed that Julie's sentence was improper, but we're obviously disappointed that it rejected Todd's appeal."

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Savannah Chrisley Celebrated Her Mother's Big Win

Over the weekend, Todd and Julie's oldest daughter, Savannah Chrisley, addressed her mother's resentencing on her Instagram page. She shared a video of herself reading the court's decision, which partly read:

"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."

Savannah told her followers that while Julie's appeal case didn't go as the family had hoped, it was a "little win." She added: "I hope and pray that the judge can send her home. I am a firm believer that she will be coming home sooner rather than later."

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Inside Todd And Julie Chrisley's Legal Drama

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Julie's resentencing is not the family's first achievement in the fight to free the Chrisley heads. Their prison drama began in August 2019 when a federal grand jury indicted the couple on several fraud and tax evasion charges.

Their crimes included one count of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, five counts of bank fraud, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and one count of tax fraud. Julie was also charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.

The pair were ordered to pay $17.8 million in restitution and were each found guilty on all counts in June 2022.

They received a combined 19-year sentence and were serving their time when the Court granted Todd a reduced 10-year sentence and Julie a reduced five-year sentence.

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The Chrisleys Received A Massive Payout

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Earlier in January, The Blast reported that Todd and Julie had bagged a massive victory in their fraud and tax evasion case. Their attorney, Alex Little, confirmed they received a $1 million settlement from the state of Georgia.

The ruling resolved the couple's 2019 federal lawsuit against Joshua Waites, the former Director of Special Investigations of the state's Department of Revenue. Little also noted the Court's decision was a ray of hope in Todd and Julie's case.

"We have been saying for months that the criminal case against the Chrisleys was highly unusual and had real problems. This settlement is an encouraging sign," the attorney raved in a statement.

Additionally, Little touched on how unique the Chrisleys' situation was, stressing that it was "nearly unprecedented for one arm of the government to pay money to defendants when another arm is fighting to keep them in jail."

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