Apollo Nida Surrenders Passport; Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Free on Bail Pending Trial

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida is free on bail pending his trial on federal fraud charges, surrendering his passport as a condition of his bail.

Phaedra Parks‘ husband is free after posting $25,000 bail after being charged with bank fraud and identity theft on January 23, following a months-long probe.

The investigation began last fall, right around the time the INSANE FIGHT that aired on Sunday's episode. YIKES. Apollo was likely a little stressed ...

He is required to regularly report to a probation officer, and actively seek employment (starring on RHOA doesn’t count in the eyes of the court apparently).

Apollo Nida was ordered to give up his passport, may only leave Atlanta if officials approve the trip, and must surrender any firearms immediately.

He must also refrain from ingesting drugs or alcohol and obey all laws ... let's hope the judge didn't watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online Sunday.

Seriously ... guy practically had smoke coming out of his ears.

The melee between Apollo Nida and Kenya Moore‘s assistant Brandon DeShazer occurred in September, as we said, long before charges were filed.

Still, it won't reflect well on the troubled ex-con, that's for sure.

Nida faces certain imprisonment and fines if he violates any of the aforementioned bail stipulations. He would then be jailed for the duration of his case.

He’s certainly no stranger to what awaits in prison, if convicted.

The fraud and identity theft charges he faces after an alleged partner ratted him out could send him back to the big house for at least five years ... again.

He previously served five years for racketeering.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Quotes

[to Kenya Moore] You best hope nothing happens to me, because you might not have a job. I'm your storyline. I sustain your career . . . I built you, so stop playing games.

Apollo Nida

[to Kenya Moore] "You a sneaky, trifling slut."

Phaedra Parks