Todd Chrisley's daughter shares her 'biggest concerns' of her parents being in prison
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The daughter of TV personality Todd Chrisley has shared some of her 'biggest concerns' as her parents get fully settled into their new lives behind bars.
In November, Todd was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 16 months probation, while partner Julie received a seven year sentence, plus a 16 month probation.
The sentences came after a federal judge declared in June that the pair were guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States and tax fraud, while Julie was also convicted of wire fraud.
The pair - who were best known for their reality show Chrisley Knows Best - started their sentences in January, with daughter Lindsie Chrisley now shedding some light on the worries she had after her parents received the combined 19-year prison sentence.
Speaking on the latest episode of the PodcastOne series The Southern Tea, Lindsie said: "You want to be strong and tell them that everything is going to be fine even though you're questioning if everything is going to be fine."
Obviously, the pair have been prominent figures on US TV, which led to Lindsie fearing how they would be treated behind bars.
There was obviously a high chance that the inmates would recognise them both, which in turn could have impacted their life in jail.
"One of my biggest concerns was the access to televisions," Lindsie explained. "Do you think that people who have seen Chrisley Knows Best are serving in these camps?"
But those worries were quickly dismissed, as Lindsie said that her parents were welcomed into prison with 'open arms'.
"I feel so blessed with that. I have heard of other people reporting and that not being the case," she said.
Todd and Julie are actually serving their sentences at different prisons, with Lindsie's father in a facility in Florida and her mother at a prison in Kentucky.
Despite seemingly settling in well to prison life, Todd and Julie are actually appealing their sentences with the hope that a second trial could be forced through.
Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP - the attorney for the couple - spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the appeal.
"The very beginning of this case there was an unconstitutional search by the Georgia Department of Revenue," Little claimed in the interview.
'This court's already found that was unconstitutional and it should've stopped the whole case in its tracks. That didn't happen. And that's certainly one of the things we're pursuing on the appeal."
He added: "The second piece is, one of the IRS officers testified about whether the Chrisleys had paid certain taxes.
"That certainly, we think, affected the jury and we believe it will be basis for a new trial."