Taking things apart, so to speak After the conclusion of their trial for committing fraud involving $30 million, Todd and Julie Chrisley will have a number of court dates to prepare for, one of which being the deadline for requesting a retrial.
According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, have retained the services of additional legal counsel following their representation by Bruce Howard Morris, Christopher S. Anulewicz, and Stephen Michael Friedberg.
Previously, the couple was represented by these three attorneys. The reality stars’ request to have Zachary C. Lawson and Joseph Alexander Little join their legal team was granted on Wednesday, June 22, following the hearing that took place earlier this month in connection with their pending trial.
On June 7, the cast members of the television show Chrisley Knows Best were found guilty of 12 charges of tax evasion, bank and wire fraud, and conspiracy. The pair, who were indicted in 2019 after disputing the charges, has intentions of filing for a retrial prior to their sentence in October, which is scheduled to take place in October.
According to a source who spoke with Us at the time, “the entire family is distraught over the judgement,” and at the time, they “[weren’t] sure what this means for the future of Chrisley Knows Best” and other ventures.
“At this point, no one knows what will happen or what to do,” the insider said. “Todd and Julie can’t really make plans for the future until they find out the sentence in the fall. It’s bad news, and they didn’t think they would be found guilty. At that moment, their whole life changed.”
The entrepreneur broke his silence regarding the verdict during an episode of his podcast titled “Chrisley Confessions” that took place in the same month as the trial’s conclusion. According to what Todd had to say, “we wanted to let everyone know that it is an extremely sad and devastating moment for our family right now.”
“However, we do not waver in our commitment to the Christian faith, and we have complete confidence that God will do whatever miracles he chooses to bestow upon us. This is the hope that sustains us.”
Dissecting the issue. Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley will have numerous court appearances to prepare for following their $30 million fraud trial, including a deadline for a retrial.
Following the departure of Bruce Morris and Christopher Anulewicz and Stephen Michael Friedberg from their legal team, Us Weekly has learned that Todd and Julie have retained additional legal counsel as well. Zachary C Lawson and Joseph Alexander Little were added to the reality stars’ legal team on Wednesday, June 22 following their trial hearing earlier this month.
They were sentenced on June 7 to 12 years in prison each for tax evasion, bank and wire fraud, as well as conspiracy. Prior to their October sentence, the pair, who were charged in 2019 after rejecting the allegations, want to seek a retrial.
As a result of their uncertainty about the future of Chrisley Knows Best and other projects, “the entire family is distraught over the ruling,” a source told Us at the time.
Nobody has a clue what will happen or be done at this point, the source continued. “Todd and Julie’s future plans are put on hold until they learn what their sentence will be in the autumn.” Having been found guilty of a crime they didn’t expect to be convicted of is devastating. Their entire existence was transformed in an instant.”
Chrisley Confessions” was the businessman’s podcast in which he discussed the verdict that month. It’s a “really terrible, devastating moment” for Todd’s family right now, he explained. In spite of everything, we’re still holding out hope for a miracle because we know that God is a miracle-worker, and that’s what we want.
Aside from her parents, Savannah Chrisley also had something to say about the trial’s aftermath.
‘This life is so terrible, and we’re all doing the best we can,'” she says. In the face of injustice, I will continue to stand up for my loved ones. “Justice for us and those who the system has failed,” the TV star, 24, said on Instagram.
“I’ve recently felt as if my prayers have gone unanswered by God, as if he hasn’t heard them.” However, I have faith that He will utilise our trials and tribulations to build us up and prepare us for something much bigger.
Her final remark: “So I shall continue to believe in our Lord and Savior…
Strength, hope, and love are among the things I want God to grant me. We are grateful to everyone who has stood with us so far and will do so in the future. “It’s not over yet.”
The following is a schedule of forthcoming court dates for Todd and Julie:
With Diana Cooper’s reporting.
Following the family’s request for an extension of the deadline for their motions seeking a judgement of acquittal and a new trial, the family now has until July 21 to submit the necessary documents.
According to the legal documents that were received by us in June 2022, Todd and Julie asked for the proceeding to be postponed because they required additional time to prepare their argument with “essential” transcripts from previous court sessions.
The transcript of the pretrial session that took place on April 14 will be made public exactly one month after the meeting took place.
The deadline for Todd and Julie to provide “any further information for the court to consider” in connection with their sentence is September 29. After being found guilty on all charges, Todd and Julie retained new legal representation, and as a result, they were given this requirement.
The two defendants have until three days before their sentence to reveal “the identification of any witness(es)” in advance of their testimony. The deadline for this disclosure is set for three days before their sentencing.
The sentences for Todd and Julie will be handed down during their court appearance on October 6 later that month. They each might face a maximum sentence of thirty years in jail if found guilty.