Todd Chrisley is asking his supporters to stop leaving gifts at his home after he and his wife, Julie Chrisley, were found guilty of bank fraud and tax invasion.
The former Chrisley Knows Best star spoke to his fans during Friday’s episode of ‘Chrisley Confessions,’ acknowledging the outpouring of support. He told his listeners—”We try to address, each week, as much as we’re allowed to address” about the couple’s federal convictions.
“I want you all to know that the messages that we’re receiving, the mail that we’re receiving, the gifts that people are leaving at our doors — you know, the flower arrangements. All this stuff is just overwhelming,” he said.
Todd said that the flood of love and support was “very much appreciated” but requested that fans stop sending physical gifts.
“We don’t want you sending us flowers,” Todd added. “We don’t want you wasting your money on things like that. You know, the gifts and things like that, you know — we don’t need anything.”
He clarified that the best gift that fans could offer the family is prayer.
“Really, the best gift that you can give us is prayer. Our family, we’re all doing as well as can be as expected during this and this storm that we’re going through,” he said.
Todd stated that the couple will “continue to hold our head up and move forward. That’s kind of where we are with things right now.”
He shared that his family had received “tens of thousands of messages” across social media platforms and beyond.
Todd was found guilty of conspiracy to commit bank fraud, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and tax evasion. Julie was found guilty of the same charges, as well as wire fraud and obstruction of justice. The reality TV couple faces up to 30 years in prison. Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were indicted in August 2019.
Todd’s estranged daughter, Lindsie Chrisley, spoke out about the guilty verdict, earlier this month.
“I know most of you are expecting to hear from me on my podcasts this week as I took time to be with my family last week,” the podcaster wrote on her Instagram Story.
“The verdict is not what I had hoped or prayed for, and I am deeply saddened for myself, my son and my family as a whole,” Lindsie, 32, continued. “Please pray for us during this difficult time and know that I will be back when the time is right.”
Todd and Julie’s lawyer, Steve Friedberg, revealed that they planned to appeal the verdict, via a statement to PEOPLE.
“Both Chrisleys are devastated and disappointed with the verdict and will be pursuing an appeal,” he said.
He added—“Julie and Todd are so grateful for the love and support shown by their family, friends and fans. They both remain strong in their faith and will continue the ‘fight’ until they are vindicated. They have their priorities in order and are currently concentrating on the welfare of their children and Todd’s mother, Elizabeth Faye Chrisley.”
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