Reality TV stars face trial relating to bank fraud and tax evasion indictment

Television stars Todd and Julie Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best will soon know the inside of a courtroom, as they face the opening of their trial on Monday on charges related to bank fraud and tax evasion.

According to Fox News, even with the trial starting this week, entertainment company E! announced that it will continue to move forward with a new dating show, hosted by Todd Chrisley, called Love Limo. Additionally, their shows, Chrisley Knows Best, and Growing Up Chrisley have both been renewed in recent weeks.

“The Chrisleys were indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. Prosecutors allege the couple submitted fake documents to banks when applying for loans,” Fox News reported.

Julie Chrisley reportedly “submitted a false credit report and fake bank statements when trying to rent a house in California,” and would allegedly go on to not pay rent upon moving into their new home.

Fox added: “Both Chrisleys are charged with 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 Chrisley is also charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of obstruction of justice.”

Monday will mark the jury selection process of the trial, while opening arguments will begin on Tuesday.

One of the couple’s accountants also faces several related charges for his part in the alleged fraudulent scheme, and will face trial alongside them.

Todd Chrisley has remained steadfast in insisting that he and his wife have done nothing wrong. The couple was initially indicted in August 2019.