‘RHOA’ Star Apollo Nida Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison In Fraud Case
Nida was sentenced to eight years in prison, a chambers clerk for Judge Charles A Pannell, Jr., told RadarOnline.com. After that, he will serve five years of supervised release, or parole. Nida must pay restitution, but that amount has not been determined yet. The court expects him to surrender himself into custody in four to six weeks. He was present for the sentencing.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida is going to prison! RadarOnline.com has learned that the Real Housewives of Atlanta star was sentenced today to eight years in prison for fraud and identity theft.
According to reports from HLN news correspondents, the star will serve nearly eight years in prison with voluntary surrender at a later date.
Nida’s troubles first came to light in January, when he was charged with bank fraud and identity theft. According to a written affidavit, Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.
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He also allegedly opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities.
After months of talking with prosecutors, Nida entered a guilty plea in May, paving the way for his sentencing today.
In multiple exclusive interviews over the past few months, Nida told RadarOnline.com he was staying positive despite his legal struggles.
“I appreciate everyone reaching out,” he said just days before the sentencing.
But Nida isn’t exactly out of the woods just yet. As RadarOnline.com reported, one of his homes was recently sold at public auction after he failed to pay the bills.
In addition, there appear to be cracks in his marriage to his wife, RHOA star Phaedra Parks. Nida recently admitted to RadarOnline.com that the couple were “working on” their marriage, despite having not been seen together for weeks.
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