Grayson Chrisley, son of reality TV couple, Todd and Julie Chrisley, was involved in a car accident earlier this month, as reported by the Metro Nashville Police Department. The 16-year-old was taken to the hospital after he hit a vehicle stopped in a northbound lane of traffic on Interstate 65.
The MNPD crash report stated that there was heavy traffic in the area at the time of the accident, which resulted in several vehicles waiting in standstill positions. Authorities said that Chrisley couldn’t recall the crash when asked what had happened. Officers at the scene of the accident noted that this was likely due to the teen suffering a head injury on impact. Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the wreck.
Chrisley was transported to the hospital, but the other driver refused to be taken for medical attention, despite sustaining injuries from the accident. Chrisley’s current condition remains unknown. Police have not released the identity of the driver hit by the teenager’s vehicle.
The accident occurred almost two weeks before his parents, Todd and Julie Chrisley, were scheduled to be sentenced on federal charges of tax fraud.
In June, 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, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. Todd, 53, and Julie, 49, were indicted in August 2019.
Todd and Julie’s lawyer, Steve Friedberg, confirmed 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, in June.
In August, the Chrisley Knows Best couple requested a new trial, after accusing federal prosecutors of presenting “false testimony” to the jury.
Todd and Julie alleged that a government-called witness, an IRS Revenue Officer named Betty Carter, “lied about the Chrisleys owing taxes for years when she knew no taxes were due.”
“This testimony had the effect of falsely painting the Chrisleys as untruthful, likely to commit other forms of fraud, and evading the tax payments alleged in the indictment,” the couple’s attorney stated.
“When pressed, Officer Carter swore that she had confirmed her claims in the IRS’s internal system the day before her testimony, and those records showed that the Chrisleys owed taxes for at least years 2014, 2015, and 2016. This was all false,” the motion read.
The Chrisleys claimed that Carter contacted their accountant after the trial to admit that the couple had paid their taxes, in full. The couple’s lawyer also alleged that a Fourth Amendment violation took place.
The couple was scheduled to be sentenced on October 6, but their sentencing date was later delayed until November 21.
On Monday, a federal judge sentenced Todd Chrisley to 12 years in prison plus 16 months probation. His wife, Julie, was sentenced to 7 years in prison, plus 16 months probation.
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