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Mother of Todd and Julie Chrisley's granddaughter will fight to regain custody after prison sentencing

Mother of Todd and Julie Chrisley's granddaughter will fight to regain custody after prison sentencing

Angela Johnson is determined to move ahead with the custody battle

The mother of Todd and Julie Chrisley's granddaughter has shared her plans to try and regain custody of her daughter after the reality TV couple were sentenced to a combined 19 years behind bars.

The Chrisleys were convicted earlier this year of stealing more than $30 million through a fraudulent scheme in which they produced fake financial documents to give off the impression they were a lot richer than they actually were

They used the documents to get loans which prosecutors claimed funded a lavish lifestyle, before being caught and sentenced at a court in Atlanta last month.

Todd, who received a 12-year sentence, currently has full custody of 10-year-old Chloe, his granddaughter who was born in 2012 to Todd and Julie's son, Kyle, and Angela Johnson.

Kyle lost custody of his daughter in 2016 after struggling with a drug addiction, and Johnson lost custody a short while later after being arrested for allegedly filing a false application for Medicaid assistance.

Following the grandparents' sentencing, Johnson is fighting to regain custody of Chloe.

Johnson told TMZ she's in the process of getting things moving in regards to regaining full custody, explaining that she has been working with a legal team for years in a bid to get her daughter back.

She admitted it's been tough to gain traction as Chloe and the Chrisleys moved from Atlanta to Tennessee, making her custody battle a jurisdictional nightmare.

Johnson is keen to move forward, though, with her comments coming after Todd and Julie's daughter, Savannah Chrisley, previously claimed she would be getting custody of both Chloe and her own 16-year-old brother, Grayson.

The couple have been sentenced to a combined 19 years in prison.
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Speaking on the Unlocked podcast shortly before her parents' sentencing, Savannah said the matter of the children was one of the most difficult parts of the legal battle, but said before Thanksgiving that she was prepared to take them on for their first festive holiday away from the Chrisleys.

Savannah didn't have to jump into action straight away though, as the Chrisleys aren't required to start serving their time until January.

Todd and Julie became known to the public thanks to their appearances on Chrisley Knows Best, a USA Network show about real estate tycoon Todd and his family. They have also been the focus of other series and projects, though those shows have been cancelled following the couple's trial.

The reality TV stars' accountant, Peter Tarantino, has also been sentenced to 36 months in prison for the role he played in the fraud.

Featured Image Credit: Gofundme / @toddchrisley/Instagram

Topics: US News, Film and TV, Crime