Todd Chrisley may have been a little too loose in the lips when he was defending himself against allegations of tax evasion during an interview … because it turns out the feds were listening and have now used his own words against him in the federal indictment.
In 2017, the “Growing Up Chrisley” star appeared on the “The Domenick Nati Show” podcast to discuss, among other things, his alleged money woes.
Chrisley had previously been through a bankruptcy, as well as multiple tax liens, but claimed the government got it all wrong about where he pays his taxes.
Chrisley explained, “I am a Florida resident and have been for 15 years and if I don’t make money in Georgia I don’t pay taxes in Georgia,” adding that, “I pay $750,000 to a million dollars every year in taxes.”
He also proclaimed that, “the federal government doesn’t have a problem with my taxes.”
According to the indictment against Todd and his wife, officials refuted the reality star’s claims in the 2017 interview by stating, “In fact, when making those public statements, Todd Chrisley knew that he owed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the IRS for the 2009 tax year and had not filed federal income tax returns – or paid any federal income taxes – for the previous several tax years.”
Officials allege Chrisley, “also continued to take part in this conspiracy even after receiving repeated notices that they were required to file tax returns and pay taxes due and owing.”
As we reported, Todd and Julie Chrisley are facing 30 years in prison on multiple counts of bank and tax fraud.
They allege the evidence presented to the government was falsified by an ex-employee, and tried to get ahead of the story by releasing a preemptive statement.