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Kyle Chrisley, son of reality star Todd Chrisley, arrested

Another member of the Chrisley family from reality TV’s “Chrisley Knows Best” is in legal trouble.

Kyle Chrisley, son of self-proclaimed real estate developer Todd Chrisley and stepson to Julie Chrisley, was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly getting into a physical altercation with his boss at a truck rental business in Smyrna, Tennessee, last week, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

Officials say Kyle Chrisley brandished “a fixed blade” during the altercation. He turned himself in to police and was released on a $3,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

The arrest comes just two months after Todd and Julie Chrisley reported to federal prison for fraud and tax evasion after a federal jury found the couple defrauded community banks of more than $30 million in loans and evaded income taxes for years.

Julie Chrisley was also found guilty of wire fraud and obstruction of justice, Fox 5 reported.

Todd Chrisley is serving a 12-year prison sentence, while Julie Chrisley is serving seven years. Todd is serving his sentence at FPC Pensacola in Florida and Julie is serving her time at FMC Lexington in Kentucky.

Viewers of the USA program, which followed the couple and their five children, questioned the source of the otherwise ordinary family’s wealth. Before the show premiered, People magazine found that Todd filed for bankruptcy in 2012 after several lawsuits, “outrageous spending and spiraling debt” left him with more than $9 million in debt. At the time, his lawyer blamed the bankruptcy on a failed real estate development and repeatedly waved off concerns that the Chrisleys were still living such a lavish lifestyle.

During their most recent trial, prosecutors claimed that, in addition to evading taxes and taking out fraudulent loans, the Chrisleys also used fake bank statements, including making “a fabricated credit report that had been physically cut and taped or glued together” and using it to lease a home in California.

— Ted Glanzer

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