"Chrisley Knows Best" stars Julie and Todd Chrisley pleaded not guilty of tax evasion and other federal charges at a first court appearance on Wednesday, including wire fraud, wire fraud, United States conspiracy conspiracy and tax evasion.
If the personalities of reality were condemned for all reasons, they would be behind bars for 30 years each.
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A judge agreed to release them for every $ 100,000 unsecured debt. This means that they would only have to pay if they had not appeared at court dates.
The judge ordered them to pass their passports, saying they should not travel outside parts of Georgia and Tennessee without their parole officers know where they will be. Their lawyers had asked for travel permission so they could continue filming.
Todd Chrisley lawyers Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg told Fox News in a statement on Tuesday: "The allegations in the indictment are based on complete lies. The Chrisleys are innocent in every way. "
On Monday night, 50-year-old Todd posted a long Instagram note telling fans that an impending charge was due to a disgruntled former employee robbing his family and trying to get away after his release Avengers in 201
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The star wrote that he would not go into detail, however, said that the alleged crimes of the former employee "all sorts of really bad things like creating fake documents, forging our signatures and Threatening others by force involved employees when they said something.
Todd explained that the unidentified man spied on her and went so far as to bring fake documents to the US law firm to bring him and his wife into legal trouble.
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"[We] even discovered he had intercepted our house illegally," he wrote. "Needless to say, we fired the guy and brought him to justice – and then the real issues started, and to retaliate, he brought some of his fake documents to the US law firm and told them we had all kinds of financial crimes This has fixed their attention, but when we had an opportunity to explain who he was and what he had done to us, they realized that it was all nonsense, and they got him up
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On Tuesday, around the time the news of the Chrisley's indictment became known, Todd published A promo for "Growing Up Chrisley."
A week earlier, Todd posted a series of cryptic Instagram messages, including: "The older I got The more I know how important it is to preserve privacy, to cultivate the inner circle and to engage only certain people. "He has titled the text image:" No one will be promised tomorrow, so make the days that They are important to those you love and trust. "
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Another post admonished major editions for designer labels , Todd added this snap: "If only we had known this in our youth, we could have spared so many tears and grief, but once we realized that everything else in life was more meaningful."
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News contributed to this report.
The Associated Press contributed to this report