Todd and Julie Chrisley Receive Large Monetary Settlement in Connection with Lawsuit Alleging Government Misconduct

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Today, lawyers for Todd and Julie Chrisley announce that the couple has resolved their federal lawsuit against Joshua Waites, the former Director of Special Investigations for the Georgia Department of Revenue.

The lawsuit alleged that Waites committed misconduct in connection with his investigation of the Chrisleys, and it was filed shortly after the federal government indicted the couple on fraud and tax charges.

The settlement came after the State of Georgia agreed to pay $1,000,000.

The family’s lawyer, Burr & Forman Partner Alex Little, issued the following statement: “We have been saying for months that the criminal case against the Chrisleys was highly unusual and had real problems. This settlement is an encouraging sign. It’s nearly unprecedented for one arm of the government to pay money to defendants when another arm is fighting to keep them in jail.”

The Chrisleys’ appeal of their criminal convictions will be heard by the federal appeals court in Atlanta in April. 

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