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Todd Chrisley has taken a break from asking for prayers.

At the moment?

The reality star and convicted liar is just asking for a break.

Early last month, Todd and his wife, Julie, were found guilty of tax evasion and fraud.

According to federal indictments, the USA Network personalities swindled a minimum of $30 million from community banks from 2007 to 2012 by inflating their net worth to be approved loans.

They’ve also been accused of hiding assets from the government, including the revenue they earned as cast members on Chrisley Knows Best.

Specifically, on June 7, Todd was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.

Julie was convicted of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.

She was also charged with wire fraud and obstruction of justice.

Previously, on an episode of his podcast, Todd said this ordeal has been a “whirlwind” and then referenced a higher power by adding:

“Lot of moving parts, lot of things going on in our lives and a lot of seeing God’s movements right now.”

He then addressed the dozen or so supporters he thinks he still has out there and added:

“We don’t need anything. So really, the best gift that you can give us is prayer.

Todd and Julie Chrisley snapshot

On a follow-up installment of this same podcast, meanwhile, Todd brought up the reaction to his conviction and the impact it has had on his son, Grayson.

According to Chrisley, this 16-year old is “sensitive” and, despite an “overflowing of love and support,” there “has been some of those comments, and it does hurt [Grayson’s] feelings.”

Todd elaborated as follows:

“We’ve dealt with so much negative press here lately, and we’ve had negative press before, but not like we’ve had here since the verdict.”

That’s what happens when you lie, cheat and steal, yeah.

Todd and Julie Chrisley in 2019

The Chrisleys were indicted in 2019 on 12 counts of tax evasion, bank and wire fraud and conspiracy.

Todd denied the allegations in a lengthy statement via Instagram that August, which read in part:

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.

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.

Todd Chrisley, Up Close

The reality star went on to claim that the former employee “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.”

Added Todd back then:

“I’m telling you all this now because we have nothing to hide and have done nothing to be ashamed of.

“Not only do we know we’ve done nothing wrong, but we’ve got a ton of hard evidence and a bunch of corroborating witnesses that proves it.”

Except that he doesn’t and he didn’t.

Todd has been found guilty and now faces up to 30 years in jail.

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