Todd Chrisley, Chrisley Knows Best's "star of the reality television show", was indicted by a federal grand jury in Atlanta.
The 12-count indictment issued against Chrisley and his wife
The family accountant, Peter Tarantino, which is also charged in Georgia's Northern District.
"Chrisley Knows Best" chronicles Chrisley, a wealthy Georgia real estate magnate known as the "Patriarch of Perfection," as he micromanages the lives of his five children and gets wrapped up in comedic misadventures.
The show airs on the USA Network, a unit of NBC Universal, the parent company of NBC News. Growing Up Chrisley, starring two of the Chrisley kids.
The tight-knit family moved from the northern Atlanta suburbs to the Nashville area a few years ago.
In an Instagram post Monday, Chrisley, 50, insisted that he and his wife had done nothing wrong.
"[W] e have
"Not only do we know what's wrong, but we've got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it, "he said.
In the post, Chrisley claimed that the legal drama could be traced back to an unidentified former employee who was fired in 201
He said the ex-employee then retaliated against the family by delivering "phony documents" to the US Attorney's office and telling federal prosecutors that in 2017, the Atlanta television station WSB-TV reported that Chrisley was being investigated in Georgia over allegations of tax evasion.