Todd Chrisley Indicted for Tax Evasion, Declares Innocence

Todd Chrisley: Disgruntled ex-employee behind upcoming federal tax evasion indictment

Todd Chrisley: Disgruntled ex-employee behind upcoming federal tax evasion indictment

Instead, he pointed blame at an unidentified ex-employee who he claimed had stolen from his family, created "phony documents", and forged signatures years ago. A federal grand jury in Atlanta on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, indicted reality television star Chrisley on tax evasion and other charges.

Todd Chrisley took to Instagram to detail an incident involving a former employee that could lead to potential indictment on tax fraud charges for the Chrisley Knows Best patriarch and his wife, Julie Chrisley.

The series has aired on US for seven seasons and recently premiered a spinoff called "Growing Up Chrisley", featuring his kids Chase and Savannah, who move to Los Angeles. He said he was aware that he and his wife were going to be named in a federal indictment for tax evasion "and probably a bunch of other financial crimes as well".

Todd Chrisley claimed earlier this week, in a lengthy Instagram post (below), that the imminent indictment was born of a years-ago incident involving a disgruntled former employee who presented the US attorney's office with allegedly fabricated documents indicating the couple had committed financial crimes. Chrisley said it's the employee's second attempt to get the family charged and called it an act of retaliation. Todd, 51, and Julie Chrisley, 46, also have a podcast called "Chrisley Confessions".

The Chrisley Knows Best star took to Instagram on Monday with claims that a disgruntled former employee had set out to convince the U.S. Attorney's office that the Chrisleys were responsible for committing financial crimes.

"I'm telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of", he said. Chrisley said he and his wife have "nothing to hide".

According to prosecutors, the Chrisleys allegedly conspired to defraud "numerous banks by providing the banks with false information such as personal financial statements containing false information, and fabricated bank statements when applying for and receiving millions of dollars in loans". Todd said on IG, "Not only do we know we've done nothing wrong, but we've got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it".

"Instead, the Chrisleys and Tarantino allegedly took steps to obstruct IRS collection efforts, which included hiding income, lying to third parties about their tax returns, and - in Tarantino's case - lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation and IRS-CI Special Agents", said the US Attorney's Office. They submitted documents that had been "physically cut and then glued or taped together". "That money was hidden from the IRS". They did not file or pay their federal income taxes on time for multiple years, the indictment says.