Todd Chrisley was indicted on tax evasion and other charges on Tuesday.
He denied the claims in a lengthy Instagram message.
Todd Chrisley wants his fans to know that he has “nothing to hide” despite being indicted on tax evasion and other charges on Tuesday, according to NBC News.
On Monday, The Chrisley Knows Best star released a statement on Instagram to address federal charges that have since been brought against him and his wife Julie Chrisley. NBC reports the 12-count indictment also includes “charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to defraud the United States.”
However, the 50-year-old claims that this is a result of a former employee who allegedly stole from his family, created “phony documents,” bugged his home, and forged the Chrisleys’ signatures. Now, Todd says that the employee is seeking “revenge” and told the U.S. Attorney’s office that the Chrisleys are guilty of “all kinds of financial crimes.” Ahead of the indictment, Todd denied that he and his wife committed tax evasion and bank fraud.
Read his full statement below:
I’ve never talked about this publicly before, but there’s been a cloud hanging over Julie and me and our entire family for the past seven years. It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time. I won’t go into details, but it involved all kinds of really bad stuff like creating phony documents, forging our signatures, and threatening other employees with violence if they said anything. We even discovered that he illegally bugged our home, so that’s when the real trouble started. To get revenge, he took a bunch of his phony documents to the U.S. Attorney’s office and told them we had committed all kinds of financial crimes, like tax evasion and bank fraud. That got their attention all right, but once we had a chance to explain who he was and what he’d done to us, they realized it was all a bunch of nonsense and they sent him on his way.
So far so good-except that our former employee didn’t give up. Somehow, he persuaded a different set of investigators at the U.S. Attorney’s office not only to reopen the case but also to grant him immunity from prosecution for his own crimes and bring charges against us. As a result, it looks like later this week Julie and I …read more
Source:: Daily Times