Apollo Nida on Fraud & Identity Theft Scandal: So Much Pressure to Keep Up with Phaedra!

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Apollo Nida pleaded guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

He could be going to jail for a long, long time.

Apollo Nida Mug Shot

Apollo Nida's crimes could land him in prison for up to 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million on top of restitution for an estimated $2.3 million he allegedly defrauded.

His co-conspirator Gayla St. Julien, who said Nida ran the show and helped turn him in after she was arrested, has received a sentence of 61 months last month.

Nida will be sentenced on July 8 at 2 p.m.

The assistant U.S. attorney said Apollo opened a fake debt collection agency to gain access to databases full of individuals' personal information.

He would then steal people’s ID and find unclaimed funds, refunds from HUD, stolen treasury checks and refunds from fraudulent U.S. income tax returns.

Nida had St. Julien open UPS mailboxes and bank checking accounts using those fake identities, deposit those checks, then pocket the money.

So why would he do it when he's already well taken care of by wife Phaedra Parks? Partly for that reason, he said in court. The pressure to keep up was intense!

Nida said he takes “full responsibility for my actions” and expressed regret for hurting his family and any individuals and institutions affected by his fraud.

“It was a dumb situation I put myself in,” he said.

In 2009, Nida had just left prison after five years for racketeering charges related to auto title fraud. He and Phaedra Parks, a prominent attorney, married.

He said she was making far more than him and he felt pressure to keep up. Without easy legitimate ways to make quick money, he opted for this scheme.

He said he even had a nervous breakdown at one point over the pressures to “sustain a lifestyle ... I got sucked in and engulfed and lost sight of things,” he said.

But he claimed to her he was running a legitimate debt recovery firm and kept her firmly in the dark. And once he started the scheme, he found it difficult to stop.

Nida said he often didn’t think about whether this was hurting anybody because he was primarily targeting businesses and the government, not individuals.

“It’s my fault at the end of the day,” he said.

Since Nida is not expected to go to prison until July, when you watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta next season, this will definitely play out on Bravo.


Phakedra needs to go to jail with her husband. Porsha needs to learn not to assault people and grow up. Maybe the three of them can share a cell.


Hopefully Porsche will return to the show n. Kenya will go.


...and Porsha tantrum while being held down was ridiculous. She stomped her feet like a little girl who got caught. Act your age Porsha and hang out with people your own age. Stop relying on men to support you. Be a real woman.


Seriously, watching that show was an embarrassment as it is. Apollo and his wife are made for each other. They are both con artists and I believe he took the rap because he did not want his wife away from the kids. Southern Belle- Please!!!!!
NeNe needs to get a good beat down not only for her remarks but also for being just plain ugly after that botched nose job.
Cynthia lives in denial and Kandi needs to grow some--. Kenya is a loony who wanted a piece of the pie. She should be tired of "rolling in the mud with pigs".
So tired of this show as I was towards the end with the N.J. Housewives.
I'm not watching anymore reality shows. It just slowly rots your brain cells.


Apollo had a relationship or a booty call relationship with a transsexual friend of mine and she told me he is pretty kinky

@ Kelly



Phaedra said it!!
Apollo is his own man. Even though Ms. Parks is an attorney, it seems that she did Not marry well. It seems that she is Not in a position to constantly belittle Kenya. Apollo was just getting out of the joint when she attached herself to him, which looks like her being an attorney and married to him was Not the good influence that should have happened to this marriage. After being married and having 2 children with Apollo, it seems that he would have squashed his criminal ways,but I guess Phaedra was so busy being the self proclaimed southern belle that she did Not Notice that her husband was involved in illegal activities. Instead of continuing to call Kenya women bashing Names, she should take a humble look at herself and her surroundings. For Phaedra to be going into the funeral business, I think that she Needs to recheck her attitude as a respectable person and a respectable business and come to the conclusion that is right in front of her, she ain't all that. PEACE!!

Sandra page

Phaedra, in reference to your comment to Kenya on the last reunion show, it looks like you’re the one that got the bad sperm, and plus you’re married to the idiot!!!! Hi, Kenya.


blacks again, pfffffffffffffffffff.

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Apollo Nida 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

[on Phaedra and Apollo] I'm done rolling around the mud with pigs.

Kenya Moore