Apollo Nida, husband of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Phaedra Parks, is charged to prison for eight years on fraud charges. Nida, the 35-year-old husband of Phaedra Parks, will be superintendent for five years following his release from prison as part of the sentence.
Nida, who comes on the reality TV shows with Parks, was in custody in January and entreated in May to charges in a fraud scheme that federal prosecutors say stole millions of dollars from at least 50 people over four years.
How much restitution Nida will pay to his victims must be decided by a hearing on July 17. This will be the second prison for Nida, who previously remained five years in a federal prison for auto title fraud before marrying Parks in 2009.
To collect personal information used to steal victims’ identities, Nida, created two fake companies, said by U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates after his sentencing in Atlanta. According to the criminal complaint, he used the information to get fraudulent auto loans in the names of his victims.
After a long investigation by US secret officers he was cracked. According to U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Reginald Moore said, “Today’s sentencing exemplifies impartial justice regardless of economic class or perceived celebrity status, Nida’s sentence should be an eye-opener for other like-minded criminals who scheme to steal victims’ identities, defraud them and ignore the consequences of their actions.”
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St. Julien, who described herself as Nida’s right hand b****’ in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes, who previously served prison time for identity theft, she turned on him and agreed to let agents record their phone calls, it said.
The complaint said, “retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.”
The affidavit said, “details of future auto loan checks that he was expecting to receive any day now from in the mail.”