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Apollo Nida: ‘RHOA’ Star Gets Eight-Year Sentence, Wife Phaedra Parks Devastated

    July 9, 2014
    Val Powell
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Apollo Nida, husband of The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks, was arrested in January. He plead guilty to mail, wire, and bank fraud in May.

Judge Charles A Pannell, Jr. said that Nida will serve eight years in prison and afterwards will be placed on supervised release for five years. Initially, Nida faced up to 30 years in prison for his crimes, but his sentence was lessened, as he cooperated with the federal investigation.

Nida’s lawyer Thomas D. Bever said, “On behalf of my client Apollo, right now he feels remorse. He thought the judge was fair, and accepts his sentence, although he was hoping it would be less”

In a written affidavit, Nida reportedly made up fake businesses in order to access databases and find people he could rip off. He opened bank accounts under those names and funneled loan proceeds and checks to those accounts.

An insider revealed how his wife Phaedra Parks is dealing with the entire situation. “The only thing she’s worried about is Ayden and Dylan growing up without their dad,” the source said. Nida and Parks’ two boys are both under the age of four.

“She knows just how important it is for her children, and young black boys in general, to grow up with a father,” the source continued.

The source revealed that Parks is devastated by the news and she is disappointed that Nida will be missing some of the most important events in his children’s lives, however the source said that Parks will be alright.

This is not the first time Nida got in trouble with the authorities. From 2004 to 2009, Nida served time for auto title fraud.

Apollo Nida talks about his first stint in prison

In a report, one of Nida’s homes was sold at a public auction after he was not able to pay the bills. Furthermore, his relationship with his wife seems shaky, but reports say that they are working on their marriage.

Angela Stanton gives account of Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks’ criminal history

Image via YouTube


  • pammy

    what a shame. unfortunately, it’s their children who will suffer. Both Apollo and Phaedra are fools! Apollo for being selfish and self deserving while not giving a second thought about his family and the repercussions that could follow. And Phaedra for turning her back to how her husband was making a living. I am sure she had to know that he was up to no good. It’s absurd that she never questioned how he was making a living bringing home all of the money he acquired. And what happened at tax time? This is a very sad story. However, I really do hope the very best for the boys!

  • Facebook

    It is truly a sad situation, it’s their children who will suffer. Phaedra is moor selfish than Apollo. Then again, they were made for each other because of their greed. Phaedra is a fake. She can not be trusted. Phaedra is not all- this- S Bell that she pretends too be. There is no-way Phaedra did not know what her husband was doing. Once a criminal is always a criminal.

  • Alviehatesroz

    Growing up with a criminal father would be worse.

  • Joshua Jackson

    Some of you need to stop this bull sh$t hell she didn’t no he was doing that cause he kept it from her just like a woman wouldn’t no that there husband is cheating if he keeps it on the d.L. Phaedra is only wrong for staying with his ass she need a man that is going to treat her right and not do the sh$t he doing I hope she divorce his ass while he is in jail he better get use to outside food for now.

  • Melody Carroll

    good he is gettin locked up

  • Whydid Youblockme

    Well ….. at least Phaedra stood by her man thru it all

    • Whatever

      “It all” is not over yet. If she stands by him for all the years that he’s in prison, then you can come back and say that. I doubt that she will. And I wouldn’t blame her if she didn’t. Right now though she just needs to focus on those little boys.

  • dee

    Phadera knew about wat he was doin cuz at the pajama party he said he spends 8 thousands dollars on strippers and she did not say anything. Any other woman would say where u get the money at I will check are account., women can’t stop dick heads

  • dee

    And that dick head (apollo) said he want kenya to put money on his books. Even though he will serve 8yrs he got to pay all that back lawyers the money he took from those people. Phadera run girl. A lawyer with a criminal ? dont let the light skim fool u Phadera.