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'Real Housewives' Personality Sentenced to Prison For Fraud Scheme

Apollo Nida has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his participation in a complex mail, bank, and wire fraud conspiracy that stole the identities of over 50 people.

'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member Phaedra Parks and husband Apollo Nida. Credit: Instagram
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member Phaedra Parks and husband Apollo Nida. Credit: Instagram
The husband of a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member has been sentenced to eight years in prison for his participation in a mail, bank, and wire fraud conspiracy.

According to information released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia's Atlanta Division, Apollo E. Nida, the husband of "Real Houswives" star Phaedra Parks, and his co-conspirators stole checks or bought them from other criminal associates, filed false tax returns and false claims against the Department of Housing and Urban Development using stolen identities. 


Nida and his conspirators then laundered the money by cashing the stolen checks at various financial institutions, posing as the people whose identities they had stolen. The conspirators even opened up fake collections agencies to obtain credit reports on the people whose identities they had stolen.

This scheme began in August, 2009 and affected over 50 people.

Apart from the prison sentence, Nida has been ordered to repay an amount which will be determined at a further court hearing on July 17. 

Nida pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud in May. In April, Nida's co-conspirator Gayla St. Julien received a five-year sentence.
Nadine July 09, 2014 at 03:50 AM
Hes probabley a Democrat and had A Democrat Judge ... Being from Georgia ... Just saying
RAJ (Bo) McMerritt July 09, 2014 at 08:19 AM
a dose of reality ...right!
Joan Lloyd July 09, 2014 at 12:48 PM
Shame Shame Shame......
Scott Cowden July 13, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Look at them...any surprise they're ignorant criminals?? (She knew too....)
stephanie haley July 15, 2014 at 07:40 AM
nice role model for his sons!! UGH!

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