“Chrisley Knows Best” stars Todd and Julie Chrisley have been ordered to not contact any alleged witnesses with knowledge of their alleged bank fraud, or take out any new loans while out on bond.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Federal Judge ordered certain conditions as part of their release from prison. The reality stars not only had to post a $100,000 bond but they also agreed to follow certain rules.
Per the terms, Todd and Julie are barred from obtaining any new bank loans or getting extensions from the bank “without approval of probation officer”.
The judge also ordered that they cannot change their address without permission from the court.
Further, the order prohibits them from having any contact “with individuals identified by government as witnesses or victims, unless family or employment related.” The couple were also ordered to remain in Georgia and not travel without permission. They both had to surrender their passports in court.
Todd and Julie were recently hit with a federal indictment. The indictment, filed in the Northern District of Georgia and obtained by The Blast, charged Todd and Julie with 11 counts related to bank fraud and tax evasion.
Officials claim Todd and Julie set up a production company, called 7C's Productions, which served as a loan-out company for all the money earned through their popular reality show, "Chrisley Knows Best," which airs on the USA Network.
The documents claim millions of dollars were deposited into the production company account over the years, but the reality stars did not file tax returns in time for 2014, 2015 or 2016.
Furthermore, they accuse Julie of actually cutting and pasting together financial figures to falsify documents.
According to the federal sentencing guidelines, the reality stars are facing up to 30 years in prison if convicted.