Savannah Chrisley vowed to “show up” for her younger siblings after her reality star parents Todd and Julie Chrisley were sentenced to 20 years in collective prison.
Todd Chrisley received 12 years in prison and 16 months of probation, while his wife, Julie, received 7 years in prison and 16 months of probation. FOX 5 Atlanta and Insider.
Savannah talks about the possibility of gaining custody of younger siblings
Before her parents sentencing Monday, the 25-year-old recorded a piece of her podcast Unlocked With Savannah Chrisley. In the pre-recorded episode, she mentioned the possibility of gaining custody of her younger brother Grayson Chrisley, 16, and foster sister Chloe Chrisley, 10.
It’s hard to sit here, four days before I sat in the courtroom. I don’t know what my fate is, what is the fate of my family. I know that the short time will be really hard and I can go home without both parents. It’s an opportunity, it’s a possibility and it’s my new normal.
Savannah went on to note that if her parents are convicted and she gets custody of her siblings, this upcoming Thanksgiving will be much different than any other occasion for the family.
I go home on Tuesday and I have custody of a 16 year old, I have custody of a 10 year old. And we spent our first Thanksgiving not as a family.
Savannah feels a “degree of guilt”
This new normal made Savannah feel sorry for her siblings.
I think that’s the hard part, I think I’m a bit guilty myself knowing that Chloe and Grayson wouldn’t have felt the same way, about ‘Are your parents home tonight?’ And I think that’s the hardest part, is I’m trying to figure out how to teach two underdeveloped kids, that. And how to navigate the situation. That is a really difficult thing.
Despite the challenge, Savannah admits that she must “be a positive role model for Chloe and Grayson.”
No matter how difficult it is, I have to show up.
Todd and Julie are planning to fight their beliefs
Chrisley family attorney Alex Little of Burr & Forman LLP issued a statement to E! The news came on Tuesday, saying that the couple planned to “appeal” their convictions.”
Yesterday was a difficult day for the Chrisley family. But Todd and Julie were men of faith, and that faith gave them strength as they appealed their convictions… Their trial was marred by serious and repeated errors. , including the government lying to the jury about the taxes the couple paid. Based on these issues, we are optimistic about the way forward.
According to E! News, the public information officer for the United States Attorney’s Office in Georgia declined to comment.
As the Shade Room previously reported, Todd Chrisley, 53, and Julie Chrisley, 49, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax fraud. Julie Chrisley was also found guilty of wire fraud.
The couple allegedly scammed $30 million from community banks between 2007 and 2012 and increased their net worth to get loans from smaller banks.