Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case, May Face Serious Jail Time

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida pleaded guilty Wednesday, admitting his involvement in a $2.3 million fraud and identity theft scheme.

While Phaedra Parks’ hubby is now facing serious jail time, he is upbeat.

“I just left the courthouse, and I’m alive,” he told Radar. “I’m cool.”

“I feel good about the support I’m getting,” the reality star added. “All the support has been needed. It’s an uphill battle, but we’re still staying positive.”

That may be all he has left at this point.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, federal officials nailed Nida after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed tons of stolen U.S. Treasury checks.

They also had checks from the Delta Airlines pension fund, which they laundered through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole.

Investigators say that Nida filed fake tax returns and obtained bank loans against cars he didn't even own. Not a small-time, one-off scam in other words.

The feds swooped in right around the time that crazy fight broke out on Bravo (during the season, not Kenya Moore vs. Porsha Williams reunion smackdown).

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. He'll be sentenced at a later date, and his fate is unknown.

With a case like this, it could go either way. Apollo Nida could end up in jail for a long, long time or escape it entirely, depending on the deal he cut.

Perhaps that's why Mr. Phaedra Parks insists he's never been better? That or he's just in denial over the ordeal. “We have a lot of good stuff to talk about!” he says.

“Everything doesn’t have to be negative. Right now, I’m working on a three-part project on a new fitness series to compete with P90x and Insanity."

"I’m about to launch the pre-natal video for pregnant women. I’m working on a distribution deal. Working on Phine Dining. We’re doing monthly subscriptions."

"I have a lot of positive things out there to talk about.”

Everyone just forget about that fraud ring, okay?!

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Phaedra calls herself a "southern belle", but she does Not showcase "ladylike behavior". I believe that Apollo was attracted to Kenya, but he knew that he was Not going to be able to "get with her". I believe that Phaedra's dislike for Kenya goes so deep because Phaedra felt threatened by Kenya when she was in the company of Apollo. Considering the fact that Apollo and Kenya were Not intimate, and Phaedra constantly called her such ugly Names helps to show how insecure Ms. Parks is around Kenya Moore. Just saying!!

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They need to investigate Phaedra cuz she lied on TV and said the charges were not true. I hope Kenya is laughing now Porscha got a divorce with no Spousal Support and Phaedra Husband is a Bonafide Criminal who wanted to Sleep with Kenya so bad he made up the story and then was Dumb enough to say it on TV.

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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