Todd and Julie Chrisley’s jail release dates have already been moved up by a few months, but their lawyer thinks he can get even more time taken off their sentences. Last year, the Chrisley Knows Best stars were found guilty of bank fraud and avoiding taxes and given a total of 19 years in federal jail. In January, they went to jail.
Todd was sent to FPC Pensacola in Florida, and Julie was sent to FMC Lexington in Kentucky. Todd was given a 12-year sentence at first, but federal prison records show that he won’t get out until early 2033. This is about two years less than the original term. A Twitter user has also posted a Tweet about their sentence getting shorter.
You can checkout the Tweet below:
Todd and Julie Chrisley’s prison sentences have been shortened:
On Sept. 8, it was confirmed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that Todd Chrisley will be released on Jan. 22, 2033, two years less than his original sentence. As for Julie Chrisley, her sentence was reduced by 14 mo pic.twitter.com/xmYnlyDpeT
— Dr. Jeff Rabinowitz (VotedBlueIn2022) 🇺🇦 (@rxjef77) September 9, 2023
Julie was given a seven-year sentence, but records show that she will be free in mid-October 2028, which is one year and three months before the end of her term. When the new sentencing standards are put into place, the couple’s lawyer, Jay Surgent, hopes that even more time can be taken off of his clients’ sentences.
Neama Rahmani, head of West Coast Trial Lawyers and a former federal prosecutor, told Insider that federal sentencing guidelines are based on a point system that takes into account a person’s criminal history and the seriousness of the crime they committed.
The US Sentencing Commission suggested a change to the current federal sentencing guidelines earlier this year. They said that inmates with no previous criminal history should lose two points, which would make sentences much shorter.
As long as Congress doesn’t get in the way of the change, the new credits will start in November.
“Two point credits are coming for [Todd and Julie], with the implementation of Sentencing Guidelines Reform on Nov. 1, 2023, which will further reduce their sentences,” Surgent told Insider.
There are more celebrities yet to be realeased from their prison sentences:
Will The Changes Would Affect Prisoners Already In The System?
Rahmani, on the other hand, doesn’t know if the changes would affect federal prisoners who are already in the system. If the points system were used retroactively, suddenly thousands of prisoners would be available for shorter sentences, which would be a nightmare for the government.
The Chrisleys have never been in trouble with the law before, so they will be hoping that the new rules apply to them as well. But that’s still up in the air.
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