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New Jersey jury finds Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of fraud and conspiracy

New Jersey jury finds Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of fraud and conspiracy

Todd and Julie Chrisley Are Sentenced to Prison for Fraud, Fraudulent Transfer

Todd and Julie Chrisley are now both serving time in state prison for a string of alleged frauds, according to the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice.

The couple, who have a son together, is serving three and four years in state prison, respectively, after being convicted of conspiring to defraud the city of New Brunswick, New Jersey, of more than $50,000; and for defrauding the City of New Brunswick in the first degree by conspiring to deprive the City of New Brunswick of the benefit of funds when the defendants failed to deliver the funds as authorized by an agreement with the City and to pay the money into the hands of the City so that no later than December 2, 2015, the City could be paid back the money in full, as required by law.

The jury also found the couple — who had an agreement with the New Brunswick City Council to raise money for the New Brunswick Community College — guilty of several other charges, including official misconduct and false swearing.

The New Brunswick City Council and the New Brunswick Police Department were also named as defendants in the case.

The Chrisleys were accused of raising money from individuals to support the community college. They allegedly used a group of people they had recruited to collect signatures and bring in donations in an effort to raise money and then they used the funds collected to pay for students who were to receive scholarships at the college from the State of New Jersey and the county of Middlesex under agreements with the State and the county.

The jury also found Todd and Julie Chrisley guilty of seven other charges, including for filing a false insurance claim with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development and for allegedly obtaining a false insurance claim from the State of New Jersey under the New Jersey’s Unclaimed Property Act, among other charges.

“The prosecution is pleased to have this case resolved,” said Assistant Prosecutor Nicholas McArdle. “Despite the efforts of the

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