fallen reality stars Todd and Julie Chrisleywho publicly portrayed themselves as real estate moguls and heads of a quaint American family, may soon be serving time in Florida following their conviction in a high-profile federal tax evasion case last month.
A federal judge in Atlanta recommended that Todd Chrisley, 54, serve his 12-year sentence at the federal penal camp in Pensacola and Julie Chrisley, 49, serve her seven-year sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Coleman.
However, if FCI Coleman is full, the court has recommended that he serve his sentence at FCI Tallahassee, according to court records filed Monday in the Northern District of Georgia. The Tallahassee prison is home to at least one other notorious inmate: disgraced British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, who arrived earlier this year.
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Sam Mangel, an ex-convict who helps inmates and their families navigate the federal correctional system, said the prison camp at Coleman once housed women, but now only houses men. Noting that federal prison camps for women are “few and far between,” he said Julie Chrisley could land in federal prison camps in Marianna or Fort Worth, Texas.
“My best guess where it will end up is Marianna or FPC Fort Worth,” Mangel said.
In June, the couple was found guilty of tax evasion and defrauding community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans to finance their lavish lifestyle. Julie Chrisley was also convicted of wire fraud and obstruction of justice.
The Chrisleys spent millions on designer brand clothing, luxury cars and real estate, including two mansions in Nashville, Tennessee, worth about $9 million.
In addition to prison time, the couple was ordered to immediately pay $17 million in restitution to the banks they defrauded of millions, according to court documents.
Peter Tarantino, an accountant hired by the couple, was found guilty of defrauding the United States and knowingly filing false tax returns. He will serve three years in prison.
“Chrisley Knows Best” focused on “the escapades of self-made millionaire Todd Chrisley and his family living in Atlanta,” according to the USA Network website. Todd and Julie Chrisley share three children.
Earlier this year, the US renewed the show for a tenth season earlier this year, while E! for a fourth season. The couple’s June trial began just days after E! announced that it was moving forward with a new dating series, “Love Limo,” hosted by Todd Chrisley.
Since then, all three shows involving the Chrisley family have been cancelled.
The couple’s attorney, Alex Little, filed an appeal Monday with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
The Associated Press contributed. Contact Christopher Cann at email@example.com and follow @ChrisCannFL on Twitter.
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