SALT LAKE CITY — Savannah Chrisley posted a photo to Instagram that shows she has turned God and her faith to help her through a difficult time after her parents were arrested for tax evasion.
Todd and Julie Chrisley turned themselves in on Wednesday after they were indicted for allegedly committing financial crimes like tax evasion, wire fraud and conspiracy bank fraud for nine years. The couple — stars of the “Chrisley Knows Best” realty TV show — could face 30 years in prison, according to Fox News.
Savannah Chrisley shared a quote from the Bible on Instagram in response to the ongoing scandal.
”‘Do not be afraid or discouraged … the battle is not yours, but God’s. 2 Chronicles 20:15,’” she wrote in an Instagram story.
Prosecutors say the Chrisleys used their production company, 7 C Production, to hide their income from the IRS, according to People magazine. The prosecutors also say that Todd Chrisley told an employee to falsify income and asset documents.
Meanwhile, the family’s attorneys, Bruce H. Morris and Stephen Friedberg, told People magazine in a statement that the charges are not true.
“The allegations contained in the indictment are based on complete falsehoods. The Chrisleys are innocent of all charges.”
Todd Chrisley blamed a former employee in an Instagram post connected to the scandal, according to Yahoo Entertainment.
“I’ve never talked about this publicly before, but there’s been a cloud hanging over Julie and me and our entire family for the past seven years. It all started back in 2012, when we discovered that a trusted employee of ours had been stealing from us big time,” he began the post.
“As a result, it looks like later this week Julie and I are going to be named in a federal indictment charging us with tax evasion and probably a bunch of other financial crimes as well,” he said.