The court order says the couple must turn over their passports to the court and maintains that international travel is strictly prohibited aside from extraordinary circumstances. A holiday trip does not qualify.
Court documents obtained by the gossip site showed that the Chrisleys requested temporary custody of their passports so they could travel to the islands for a week over the Thanksgiving break.
Julie and Todd Chrisley of “Chrisley Knows Best” and “Growing Up Chrisley” were indicted on federal charges of bank fraud and tax evasion. The couple denied the allegations.
The outlet said the couple detailed their plans to the court, in which they were to fly commercially and stay locally at a resort condo. According to TMZ, the Georgia natives indicated that they wanted to spend time with their children and grandchildren.
Per TMZ, as part of the couple’s bond release, Todd and Julie Chrisley were hit with stern travel restrictions and can only move around in Georgia, Tennessee and California for the filming of their reality shows “Chrisley Knows Best,” and their children’s spinoff series “Growing Up Chrisley.”
In order for the pair to travel to California, they must first notify their probation officers. The Chrisleys maintain that the U. S. Attorney’s Office hasn’t objected to their travel request yet, so they’re holding out hope.
Last month, the Chrisleys reached a settlement in their case after allegedly failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in Georgia income taxes.
A spokesman for the couple, Allan Mayer, announced at the time that the couple reached an agreement with the Georgia Department of Revenue. The agreement, which was signed by the Chrisleys on Sept. 27, credited them with tax refunds for some tax years and said they owed nothing in others.
According to the settlement, the Chrisleys agreed to pay a little under $150,000 to resolve the claims, in which they were accused of evading nearly $2 million in state taxes between 2008 and 2016.
Fox News’ Mariah Haas contributed to this report.