“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Todd and Julie Chrisley got a small victory in court, with a judge allowing them more time to review the prosecutors evidence.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal judge postponed Chrisley’s court hearing from this month until October 22.
The judge notes this will allow Todd and Julie to review mountains of evidence prosecutors submitted. The docs read, “The Court finds that the ends of justice in continuing the pretrial conference outweigh the rights that the Defendants and the public has in a speedy trial.”
The reality stars will be in front of the judge next month.
Last month, Todd and Julie Chrisley pleaded with the judge to push back the court date.
The reality stars said they needed more time to go through evidence, handed to them from prosecutors. They explained, “The Government has informed the Defendants that discovery consists of a voluminous number of documents, including the results of the search of several locations, seizure of hard documents as well as electronic media from at least three email accounts.”
Prosecutors turned over some evidence to the Chrisley’s including, “search warrant applications and affidavits, certain recorded statements, information from the IRS and the Defendants’ Criminal History Reports.”
They believe it will take their lawyers “weeks, if not months, to review and understand all of the materials that will be provided. It is anticipated that hundreds of thousands of pages of financial information and email correspondence will have to be catalogued, reviewed and separated.
The reality stars were recently hit with a federal indictment. The indictment, filed in the Northern District of Georgia and obtained by The Blast, charged Todd and Julie with 11 counts related to bank fraud and tax evasion.
Officials claim Todd and Julie set up a production company, called 7C’s Productions, which served as a loan-out company for all the money earned through their popular reality show, “Chrisley Knows Best,” which airs on the USA Network.
The documents claim millions of dollars were deposited into the production company account over the years, but the reality stars did not file tax returns in time for 2014, 2015 or 2016.
As part of their release from prison the judge ordered certain terms. Per the terms, Todd and Julie are barred from obtaining any new bank loans or getting extensions from the bank “without approval of probation officer”.
The judge also ordered they cannot change their address without permission from the court.
Further, the order prohibits them from having any contact “with individuals identified by government as witnesses or victims, unless family or employment related.”
The couple were ordered to remain in Georgia and not travel without permission. They both had to surrender their passports in court.