Details of the allegations against Todd and Julie Chrisley are being laid out by federal prosecutors and they say the reality star couple straight up lied to the IRS about their income.
According to new legal documents, obtained by The Blast, prosecutors are arguing to not allow Todd and Julie Chrisley to move part of their case from Georgia to Tennessee.
In the docs, prosecutors says the “Chrisley defendants engaged in a lengthy scheme to shelter income, lie to the IRS, and evade payment of taxes.”
As for where the crimes were allegedly took place, they say the Chrisley’s committed, “numerous acts in the Northern District of Georgia long before they allegedly moved to Tennessee in 2016”.
Prosecutors allege the Chrisley’s used their former accountant Peter Tarantino to help structure there “scheme” and he was located in Roswell, Georgia.
In the filing, the feds also say that the family kept Todd Chrisley’s name away from their business documents in order to keep sheltered from certain taxes.
“The Chrisley’s used their production company, 7C’s Productions, which was registered with the Georgia Secretary of State in 2013, to accept millions of dollars’ worth of income. Furthermore, in order to hide his income from the IRS, the Chrisley defendants kept Todd Chrisley’s name off of corporate documents that were filed with the Georgia Secretary of State,” the documents state.
The government wants the case to stay in Georgia and says The Chrisley motion to transfer parts of the case is “meritless and should be denied.”
Todd and his wife Julie, have been charged with 11 crimes related to tax evasion and bank fraud.