Todd Chrisley Cuts A Glum Figure As He Steps Out Of His Tennessee Mansion Where He’s On House Arrest


Todd Chrisley was seen for the first time since he and wife Julie Chrisley were convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion last Tuesday.

The Chrisley Knows Best star, 53, was spotted stepping out of his Tennessee mansion on Friday, where he is currently on house arrest with Julie, 49, as they face up to 30 years in prison.

The reality TV star walked outside to greet his daughter Savannah – who stopped by to bring her parents muffins – wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants and white socks. 

First outing: Todd Chrisley was seen for the first time since he and wife Julie Chrisley were convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion

Todd made his way down the steps of his massive mansion in just his socks, while taking a call on his cellphone.

He happily accepted the sweet treat, which came in a ziplock bag, from his 24-year-old offspring.

Savannah – who’s the star of her own show, Growing Up Chrisley, along with her brother Chase Chrisley, 26 – sported a white T-shirt tucked into a black pair of jeans.

House arrest: The Chrisley Knows Best star, 53, was seen stepping out of his Tennessee home, where he is currently on house arrest with Julie, 49, as they face up to 30 years in prison

House arrest: The Chrisley Knows Best star, 53, was seen stepping out of his Tennessee home, where he is currently on house arrest with Julie, 49, as they face up to 30 years in prison 

Not bad: The couple are confined to their stunning 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom 13,279-square-foot home European style home worth close to $3 million

Not bad: The couple are confined to their stunning 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom 13,279-square-foot home European style home worth close to $3 million

Her blonde tresses were pulled back into a chic bun, and she accessorized her look with a couple of gold bracelets.  

The two were then spotted going back into the massive estate for a brief visit, before Savannah departed.  

The couple are under house arrest in their stunning 6-bedroom, 10-bathroom 13,279-square-foot home European style home worth close to $3 million. 

Stopping by: The reality TV star walked outside of the mansion to greet his daughter Savannah, wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants and white socks

Stopping by: The reality TV star walked outside of the mansion to greet his daughter Savannah, wearing a white T-shirt, khaki pants and white socks

Caring: Savannah, 24, - who's the star of her own show, Growing Up Chrisley - stopped by her parents' house to bring them some muffins in a ziplock bag

Caring: Savannah, 24, – who’s the star of her own show, Growing Up Chrisley – stopped by her parents’ house to bring them some muffins in a ziplock bag

Todd and Julie are said to be ‘devastated and disappointed’ after being found guilty of running a years-long conspiracy to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million of fraudulent loans.

Prosecutors said they then used the funds to repay previous loans and fund a lavish lifestyle that featured luxury cars, real estate, expensive clothing and travel.

The Georgia jury also saw Todd’s ex-business partner confess to helping the couple with their crimes, while also claiming he had a gay affair with the father-of-five.

Brief visit: The two were spotted going back into the massive estate for a brief visit, before Savannah departed

Brief visit: The two were spotted going back into the massive estate for a brief visit, before Savannah departed

The Chrisley’s attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict and will ‘continue to fight until they are vindicated.’

The reality TV pair will be sentenced in October.

Despite their guilty convictions, USA Network still plans to keep airing Chrisley Knows Best, with the second half season nine set to debut on June 23. 

It was renewed for a tenth season last month, however industry experts remain skeptical that production will move forward.

Guilty: Todd and Julie are 'devastated and disappointed' after being found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30M of fraudulent loans

Guilty: Todd and Julie are ‘devastated and disappointed’ after being found guilty Tuesday of conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30M of fraudulent loans 

The Chrisley's attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict and will 'continue to fight until they are vindicated' (pictured in 2019)

The Chrisley’s attorney said they plan to appeal the verdict and will ‘continue to fight until they are vindicated’ (pictured in 2019)

The Chrisley's accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company

The Chrisley’s accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company

A federal jury in Atlanta convicted Todd, 53, of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud on Tuesday.

Julie, 49, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, tax fraud, wire fraud.

‘Both Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict and will be pursuing an appeal,’ the couple’s lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday.

‘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.’

In addition, the Chrisley’s accountant Peter Tarantino was convicted of conspiring to defraud the IRS and filing two false corporate tax returns on behalf of their film production company.

Like the Chrisleys, he too could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison. They will face a judge for sentencing on October 6 at 9.30am.

2020 family portrait: Aside from Savannah, the Southern grandparents-of-two are also parents of sons Kyle, 30, Chase, 26, and Grayson, 16 (also pictured with Todd's mother Faye and granddaughter Chloe)

2020 family portrait: Aside from Savannah, the Southern grandparents-of-two are also parents of sons Kyle, 30, Chase, 26, and Grayson, 16 (also pictured with Todd’s mother Faye and granddaughter Chloe) 

Todd and Julie have been married 26 years and share five children: Lindsie, 32; Kyle, 30; Chase; Savannah; and Grayson, 16.

Their show, Chrisley Knows Best, which depicts their seemingly picture-perfect southern lifestyle, is USA Network’s most watched original series.

NBCUniversal, the cable station’s parent company, renewed the show for a tenth season on May 10, a week before their trial began.

However, reality TV industry experts told TMZ the fate of the show remains up in the air because they looming sentencing date doesn’t give Todd, born Michael, and Julie much time for filming.

Sources familiar with the show’s production have described the situation as ‘very fluid,’ noting the network is ‘awaiting the sentencing.’

Additionally, E! Network recently greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called ‘patriarch of perfection.’

Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley – starring the Chrisley’s children Savannah and Chase – for a fourth season to premiere in July.

Fighting for their lives: Tarantino and the married couple of 26 years face up to 30 years in prison when they get sentenced on October 6 at 9:30am

Fighting for their lives: Tarantino and the married couple of 26 years face up to 30 years in prison when they get sentenced on October 6 at 9:30am 

Jeopardized: That doesn't give Todd (born Michael) and Julie much time to shoot the 10th season of their boisterous reality show, which the USA Network had renewed on May 10

Jeopardized: That doesn’t give Todd (born Michael) and Julie much time to shoot the 10th season of their boisterous reality show, which the USA Network had renewed on May 10

Still on? Plus, the E! Network greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called 'patriarch of perfection' (2006 stock shot)

Still on? Plus, the E! Network greenlit a new speed-dating match-making series Love Limo hosted and executive produced by the so-called ‘patriarch of perfection’ (2006 stock shot)

'Life is a party' Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley - starring the Chrisley's children Savannah and Chase (pictured May 11) - for a fourth season to premiere in July

‘Life is a party’ Peacock also renewed spin-off Growing Up Chrisley – starring the Chrisley’s children Savannah and Chase (pictured May 11) – for a fourth season to premiere in July

Meanwhile, Todd, known for being a devout Christian, saw his on-screen image ripped apart as shocking details about an alleged relationship with his ex-business partner were unveiled during the trial.

Mark Braddock, 57, a married father and grandfather, told the court in May that he had a year-long gay affair with the reality star in the early 2000s – while they were both married to their respective wives.

He then sensationally turned against his ex-lover and business partner on the stand, when he told the jury that he had not only been witness to the Chrisleys’ crimes, but had helped to commit them.

Mark Braddock, 57, a married father and grandfather, told the court in May that he had a year-long gay affair with Todd Chrisley in the early 2000s - while they were both married to their respective wives

Mark Braddock, 57, a married father and grandfather, told the court in May that he had a year-long gay affair with Todd Chrisley in the early 2000s – while they were both married to their respective wives

According to Braddock, who was granted immunity in return for testifying, he and Todd continued working together for a decade after their secret affair ended, with the businessman describing their close relationship as a ‘brotherhood’.

However, that brotherhood blew up in Todd’s face in 2012, when he reportedly threw Braddock out of his office and threatened to call the police on him.

Braddock, who had to tell his wife of 34 years about the affair before testifying, then turned the Chrisleys into the FBI for tax fraud.

His testimony also saw him confessing not only to his role in the Chrisleys’ years-long fraud, but to his infidelity, which he is said to have kept hidden from his wife for years before revealing it all to the world on the stand.

Braddock has been married to wife Leslie for more than three decades – with the couple celebrating their 34th anniversary on October 10, 2021, having tied the knot back in 1987.

Despite his testimony, she is said to be standing by her husband, with whom she shares two children.

According to Media Take Out, Leslie – who is reportedly a real estate agent – has ‘forgiven’ Braddock for his affair with Todd, and intends to stay married to her husband, despite his confession about his affair.

Together, Braddock and his wife have welcomed two sons over the years, named Ian and Colin. Ian is married to a woman named Eva, and together, they have a son and daughter. Colin’s marital status is unclear.

Todd's alleged ex-lover Mark Braddock (pictured with his wife in 2019) told the court that he not only had a romance with Chrisley, but that he also helped the reality star to commit fraud

Todd’s alleged ex-lover Mark Braddock (pictured with his wife in 2019) told the court that he not only had a romance with Chrisley, but that he also helped the reality star to commit fraud

Braddock has been married to a woman named Leslie for more than three decades - with the couple celebrating their 34th anniversary in October 2021. They are pictured at the wedding

Braddock has been married to a woman named Leslie for more than three decades – with the couple celebrating their 34th anniversary in October 2021. They are pictured at the wedding

Braddock and his wife have welcomed two sons over the years, named Ian and Colin. Ian has a son and daughter with his wife, Eva. The family is seen in 2014

Braddock and his wife have welcomed two sons over the years, named Ian and Colin. Ian has a son and daughter with his wife, Eva. The family is seen in 2014

After the affair ended, while Braddock worked at Chrisley Asset Management, he claims an anonymous source sent text messages threatening to expose the relationship and his boss’ fraud.

‘Pay cash and we’ll shut up,’ he claimed the blackmailer threatened over text during his testimony.

According to Braddock, he and Todd ended up paying the blackmailer $38,000 to stay quiet.

However, the former business partners ultimately had a major falling out which led to the end of their professional relationship.

In 2012, Braddock said Todd threw him out of his office and called the police, which caused Braddock to feel vengeful – and he eventually tipped off the FBI about Todd and Julie’s criminal activity.

He went on to became a partner at the Pontchartrain Resources Group – ‘a full-service business consulting organization helping executives to manage technology and business process change to achieve maximum efficiencies in their operations’ – where he currently still works.

Braddock currently resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and often shares snaps to social media with his family.

Their lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday: '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'

Their lawyer Steve Friedberg told People on Thursday: ‘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’

Friedberg added: '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 (L)'

Friedberg added: ‘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 (L)’

Excited? The ninth season of Chrisley Knows Best premieres June 23 on the USA Network

Excited? The ninth season of Chrisley Knows Best premieres June 23 on the USA Network

The Chrisley’s trial began three weeks ago and seemingly remained heavy on their minds until the guilty verdict was reached.

The Chrisley family dined together at a popular southern comfort style restaurant in Atlanta on Sunday, just two days after jurors in their fraud trial began deliberation.

Witnesses told TMZ the family was ‘all smiles’ while brunching at Peach & the Porkchop.

Todd left the table to take a 10 minute phone call that some speculate was related to the then-ongoing trial, which was clearly on the family’s mind.

However, when he resumed his seat at the table, the positive and and light-hearted mood picked back up, neighboring brunch-goers allege.

Later Sunday, Todd – who boasts 4.9M social media followers – took to Instagram to post the quote: ‘God doesn’t give us what we can handle. God helps us handle what we are given.’

‘Always remember, God is always in control,’ he captioned the post.

His daughter Savannah replied to the post: ‘We’ve got this! God has got us!’

On Wednesday, the Chrisley’s 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were ‘deeply saddened’ over the verdict and she’s taking a hiatus from her podcasts until ‘the time is right.’

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Later Sunday, Todd, took to Instagram, reminding his followers: 'Always remember, God is always in control.' His daughter commented on the post issuing her support

Later Sunday, Todd, took to Instagram, reminding his followers: ‘Always remember, God is always in control.’ His daughter commented on the post issuing her support

'Please pray for us': On Wednesday, the Chrisley's 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were 'deeply saddened' over the verdict and she's taking a hiatus from her podcasts until 'the time is right'

‘Please pray for us’: On Wednesday, the Chrisley’s 32-year-old estranged daughter Lindsie Instastoried that she and her family were ‘deeply saddened’ over the verdict and she’s taking a hiatus from her podcasts until ‘the time is right’

The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year.

Their trial began about three weeks ago, and a jury found the pair guilty of all charges Tuesday, according to the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta.

Prosecutors alleged that the Chrisleys submitted fake documents to banks when applying for loans.

They said Julie Chrisley also submitted a false credit report and fake bank statements when trying to rent a house in California, and then the couple refused to pay rent a few months after they started using the home.

They used a film production company they controlled to hide income to keep the IRS from collecting unpaid taxes owed by Todd Chrisley, prosecutors said.

The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. They are pictured in a court sketch at a bond hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court on August 14, 2019

The Chrisleys were initially indicted in August 2019 and a new indictment was filed in February of this year. They are pictured in a court sketch at a bond hearing at the US Bankruptcy Court on August 14, 2019

After they were found guilty, U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross allowed the Chrisleys to remain free on bond.

But she placed them on location monitoring and home detention, meaning they can only leave the house for certain reasons, including work, medical appointments and court appearances.

They also have to alert their probation officers to any spending over $1,000, according to the order entered Tuesday.

Peter Tarantino, an accountant hired by the couple, was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and willfully filing false tax returns.

He was found guilty on all counts, the U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta said. He also remains free on bond.



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