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Todd and Julie Chrisley have surrendered themselves to serve their prison sentences

Todd and Julie Chrisley have surrendered themselves to serve their prison sentences

The reality stars were first sentenced back in November

Todd and Julie Chrisley have reported to prison to begin their sentences for tax fraud.

The Chrisley Knows Best stars were sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison back in November last year after being found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud.

In a memo filed ahead of their sentencing prosecutors, they urged the judge to hand down a 'lengthy period of incarceration' to the couple due to the 'seriousness' of their crimes.

It read: “The seriousness of the Chrisleys' crimes cannot be understated. After they defrauded community banks out of tens of millions of dollars, they hid millions of dollars from the IRS, all while going on television to boast about how much they spend on designer clothes.

“And when they learned that they were under investigation for those crimes, they involved their own family members and friends to obstruct justice.

Todd and Julie appeared in the Hayu show Chrisley Knows Best.

“The seriousness of their actions is further underscored by the fact that neither defendant has expressed remorse for their crimes, instead continuing to blame others for their own criminal conduct.”

Todd, who was given a 12-year sentence, has reported to minimum security FCP Pensacola in Florida, while Julie, who was given a seven-year sentence, has been sent to Federal Medical Center Lexington in Lexington, Kentucky.

Following their sentencing last year, their lawyer Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP said that his clients were set to appeal their convictions.

"Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie are people of faith, and that faith gives them strength as they appeal their convictions," he said.

The couple were sentenced to a combined 19 years.
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"Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors, including the government lying to jurors about what taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the road ahead."

Bruce Morris, another attorney representing Todd Chrisley, said: “An appeal is planned.”

Last week, it was revealed that the couple's motion for bail pending appeal had been denied and they would have to complete their sentences as scheduled, as per The LA Times.

Meanwhile, a second request to delay their sentences by 21 days was also denied last Tuesday (10 January).

On the Chrisley Confessions podcast, Julie said that they were living everyday after their sentencing as if 'it's our last'.

She said: "Age is just a number, and since we don’t know our death date, we have to live every day as if it’s our last.”

Todd added: "Yesterday doesn’t matter. Today is what we have.

“Tomorrow belongs to God because we’re not promised tomorrow.”

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