• Todd Chrisley and Julie Chrisley were federally indicted in 2019 on 12 counts of fraud and tax evasion
  • Todd denied committing any wrongdoing at the time
  • Following Tuesday's verdict, their lawyer said the couple plans to pursue an appeal

“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have been found guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion. A press release from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern District of Georgia reveals that an Atlanta federal jury found the pair guilty on all counts of bank fraud and tax evasion on June 7 and could face up to 30 years behind bars.

According to the U.S. attorney’s office, the pair conspired to use false bank statements and other forged documents to defraud banks out of more than $30 million of personal loans. The jurors started deliberations Friday and reached a verdict Tuesday after three weeks of trial.

“As of today’s outcome shows, when you lie, cheat and steal, justice is blind as to your fame, your fortune, and your position,” said Keri Farley, Special Agent in Charge of FBI Atlanta. “In the end, when driven by greed, the verdict of guilty on all counts for these three defendants proves once again that financial crimes do not pay.”

Following the verdict, their lawyer, Bruce Morris, said the couple was “disappointed in the verdict” and revealed that “an appeal is planned,” as reported by People. Another lawyer of the couple, Steve Friedberg, also told the outlet that the Chrisleys were “devastated” with the verdict and would pursue an appeal.

“Both Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict and will be pursuing an appeal. Julie and Todd are so grateful for the love and support shown by their family, friends and fans. They both remain strong in their faith and will continue the ‘fight’ until they are vindicated. They have their priorities in order and are currently concentrating on the welfare of their children and Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley,” he said.

The Chrisleys were first federally indicted in August 2019 on 12 counts, including wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Following the indictment, Todd took to Instagram to deny any wrongdoing, saying, “we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of.”

Posting a picture of his family, he wrote, “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.”

Chrisley Knows Best Memorial Day Marathon
Catch up with the Chrisley family during a "Chrisley Knows Best" marathon on Memorial Day: Pictured (l-r): Todd, Chloe, Grayson, Julie, Savannah and Chase Chrisley. Cythina Hicks/USA Networks