Todd Chrisley drops appeal after ruling he defamed revenue agent and owes him $755,000 – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA — Convicted reality TV star Todd Chrisley abandons his call after a jury awarded $755,000 to a Georgia Department of Revenue agent, saying he defamed her.

According to the initial complaint against Chrisley, DOR investigator Amy Doherty-Heinze said he “launched a social media campaign against GDOR and some of its employees, claiming the investigation was illegal and improper.” motivated.”

Court documents say Chrisley “began attacking” Doherty-Heinze, “accusing him of a multitude of crimes and wrongdoing.”

In April, a federal jury declared Chrisley was liable for one count of defamation and one count of slander..


The jury then awarded Doherty-Heinze compensatory damages of $350,000 plus punitive damages of $170,000, as well as attorney’s fees, totaling about $755,000 in overall damages, the lawyer said. Doherty-Heinze.

According to court documents obtained by Channel 2 Action NewsChrisley dropped his appeal, “in accordance with the parties’ mutual stipulation to dismiss.”

The court then granted Chrisley’s motion to voluntarily dismiss the appeal.

Todd and his wife Julie Chrisley, best known for their reality television series “Chrisley knows what’s best” were convicted in 2022 of conspiring to defraud banks and the IRS of millions of dollars.

Channel 2 Action News began investigating the Chrisleys in 2017, when we learned that Todd Chrisley likely avoided paying Georgia state income taxes for several years.

Court documents obtained by Channel 2 Action News showed that in 2018, the Chrisleys owed the state nearly $800,000 in privileges.

The couple was finally tried and a federal jury found them guilty of bank fraud and tax evasion in June 2022.

The Chrisleys are currently appealing their conviction in this case.


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