A former employee of Todd Chrisley’s says he committed fraud on his behalf because of their sexual relationship.
A former employee of Todd and Julie Chrisley went to the FBI and admitted to committing bank fraud to help the famous couple get loans. Mark Braddock testified on Monday that he met Todd during one of their kid’s school functions in the early 2000s. At the time, they were just acquaintances, but their friendship grew when they met two years later. By then, they were living in the same neighborhood.
Mark admitted that he altered documents to help Todd get loans. When he was asked by prosecutors why he agreed to commit the crimes he responded, “I was complicit in giving him what he needed. We had a personal relationship of an intimate nature.” He continued, “I would do whatever he needed to get done.”
Braddock also testified that he started working for Todd at Chrisley’s agency, Chrisley’s Executive Asset Management. The company managed and sold foreclosed properties. Mark said he helped the company grow from two employees to 60! He went on to reveal that he moved to another company Todd founded after he sold Executive Asset Management in 2005.
Mark testified that Todd went on to blow $3.5 million of the money he got from the sale. According to him, Todd used all the money in a year on luxury items — cars like Bentleys, designer clothes, and other items. Even a few years later, when Todd received the second half of his payment (which was $8 million), he went through it all.
Mark also testified that he used Microsoft Word to fake documents that inflated Chrisley’s income and the amount of money in their account to make it look as if they were wealthier than they were in order to acquire loans on their behalf. Mark was fired back in 2012 and the reality TV couple has since claimed that he stole money from them. Braddock went to the FBI after his firing and told officials that he’d committed financial crimes on the Chrisleys’ behalf.
At the time, Mark was granted immunity in exchange for his cooperation in the case. Todd and Julie were first indicted by a Georgia grand jury in 2019 on charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax evasion.