Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best reveals that his 12-year sentence has brought the reality star "closer to God." Todd is best known for showcasing his lavish life, alongside his family, on the USA Network television series Chrisley Knows Best. The show was so successful among viewers that their ratings scored the family several spin-offs, including According to ChrisleyGrowing Up Chrisley, and What's Cooking With Julie Chrisley. In August 2019, Todd and his wife Julie were indicted by a grand jury on multiple charges of conspiracy, bank fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion. After over two years of pleas, trials, and court filings, a federal judge sentenced Todd and Julie to 12 and seven years, respectively.

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On an episode of the Chrisley Confessions podcast, Todd shared that his recent sentencing has strengthened his spiritual relationship with God. "There have been times where I've been not as close and not living in my faith the way that I should have been, not praying like I should have been praying. And the more distant I felt from Christ, it seemed like the more that my life was falling apart," Todd told his wife of 26 years. The outspoken reality star went on to share that he often finds himself "screaming out" because the Bible "says to scream out to God, to cry out to God." Throughout the couple's legal issues, they have maintained their innocence, adding that someone has set them up. In his prayers, Todd stated that he asks for "the truth to be revealed" and for God "to shed light where there is darkness." The Chrisley Knows Best star finished his statements by letting listeners know he often asks for their "enemies to be exposed."

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Despite the facts of their case, the Chrisleys have continued to maintain their innocence throughout the entire legal process. Shortly before their sentencing was to take place, it was delayed after one of their lawyers claimed a witness lied on the stand. Even after a new date was set, and the couple was sentenced, they still shared their hope that things will eventually work out for the reality tv family. Todd, Julie, and their children, Savannah and Chase, have repeatedly shared about someone potentially sabotaging them before and during their case. Regarding their future, Todd and Julie have both appealed their convictions, and the Chrisley's family lawyer has reassured fans and viewers alike that they are all optimistic about the road ahead.

Chrisley Knows Best first premiered in March 2014 and became an instant hit. Like so many reality television shows, viewers were drawn in by Todd's charisma and his family's infectious Southern charm. Their lavish life, showcased to viewers through multi-million dollar homes, luxury vehicles, and over-the-top vacations, is par for the course in this genre. However, viewer perception changed once the star's legal troubles were made public. Despite Todd and Julie continuing to claim their innocence, those following their case aren't too convinced. Even though Todd and Julie appealed, the chances of an appeal being granted are slim to none. Other reality stars like Teresa Giudice from The Real Housewives of New Jersey and Abby Lee Miller from Dance Moms have also faced similar realities -- serving 11 months and eight months in prison for bankruptcy-related fraud charges.

Despite their appeals, Todd and Julie Chrisley are still expected to report for prison come the new year. The USA network has canceled their series' Growing Up Chrisley and Chrisley Knows Best, regardless of already filming a handful of episodes for the latter before their convictions, which will air sometime in 2023. For now, fans of the Chrisleys can listen to them to share their thoughts and perspectives on their current legal woes on their podcasts, Chrisley Confessions and Unlocked with Savannah Chrisley.

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