Todd and Julie Chrisley Reveal How Life Has Changed Following Fraud Conviction

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The couple is awaiting their sentencing trial.

Todd and Julie Chrisley's life was completely turned upside down earlier this summer when the real estate tycoon and his wife were convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion. Now, they're opening up about their new day-to-day.

The stars of the reality series Chrisley Knows Best opened up about how their lives have changed in the wake of their conviction—and the role God has played—on the newest episode of PodcastOne's Chrisley Confessions podcast, as reported by People.

Julie spoke about reading a new book about comebacks, which led both her and her husband to focus more on God and how "it's about what God's plan is. For a long time, it was always our plan, not God's plan." The 49-year-old proclaims, "It's never too late for God to restore your family, your health, your mind. Never too late for him to put your life back together."

For Todd, the couple's tough situation—as they face up to 30 years in prison—only improved their marriage. He said, "I feel like that my marriage, for me personally, internally, is the strongest that it's ever been. I feel like for the first time in my life and my marriage, I feel like my marriage is feeding a part of me that I didn't even know was starving."

Speaking specifically to Julie, he said, "I feel like you have opened up more since all of this."

The Chrisleys also touched on the "employee" they claim is the guilty party in their tax evasion and bank fraud court case. Todd explained, "We had this employee that worked for us, that has caused so much of the stuff that has happened, and you look and say, 'How is he getting away with this? How is this happening?'"

But after their trial, they have faith that God is "handling it." Julie said, "People will get what's coming to them, but it's in God's time...We want to hurry it up because we're hurting so badly that we just want to see an ounce of love from someone else because we feel like we're hemorrhaging."

Previously, the Chrisleys spoke out about the conviction and the impact it's had on their family.

At the trial in June, a jury found the couple guilty on multiple charges that include conspiring to defraud community banks out of more than $30 million in fraudulent loans and tax evasion.

Todd and Julie said that they intend to appeal the conviction, but, for now, they await their sentencing date of Oct. 6.

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