Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Could Face 30 Years In Prison

May 6, 2014  |  

 

Source: Richard Miller via WSB

It’s not looking too good for Apollo Nida. Today, the husband of RHOA star Phaedra Parks, and father of her two sons, pled guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud in the Georgia District Court.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nida wore a light colored, plaid jacket as he admitted to crimes that could land him in prison for up to 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million in addition to the $2.3 million that Nida stole from individuals, financial institutions and government agencies.

The Judge set Nida’s sentencing hearing for July 8 at 2 pm.

It was Apollo’s accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, who said Nida was the head of the operation, that turned him in when she was arrested in September of 2013. Julien received a five year, one month sentence this past April.

Alana Black, the U.S. attorney, explained that Apollo basically opened a fake debt collection agency to gain access to records full of people’s personal information. From there he would steal IDs and find unclaimed money, refunds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also collected stolen U.S. treasury checks and refunds from fake income tax returns.

From there Nida and Julien would open mailboxes and checking accounts, using those fake identities, deposit the checks and then keep the money.

But it didn’t stop there. Apparently, Nida also opened a fake car dealership to get loans for cars that didn’t exist.

The Secret Service caught Julien first and that led to Nida. They obtained his laptop that contained too much evidence to refute.

Today in court, Apollo said, “I take full responsibility for my actions.” He acknowledged that he regrets hurting his family and the people and institutions affected by his fraud. “It was a dumb situation I put myself in.”

He did say that back in 2009, he had just left prison after five years and married Phaedra soon after. She signed on to be a part of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast and Apollo said she was making far more money than him, citing a $600,000 contract, and said he felt pressure to keep up. Being an ex convict, getting honest work was no simple task and so he formulated this scheme.

But he claimed that he told Phaedra that he was running a legitimate debt collection firm and kept her in the dark about what he was really doing. He said once he had gotten started, he found it difficult to stop, trying to keep up with the lifestyle of a reality star.

“I got sucked in and engulfed and lost sight of things.”

Nida said that he didn’t think about the individuals he was potentially hurting because he mostly stole from businesses and the government. He acknowledged that he attempted to open a legal halfway house but he couldn’t because he was still on probation for his prior conviction.

But despite his failed efforts, Nida is clear about where the blame lies. “It’s my fault at the end of the day.”

Right now, Phaedra is expected to return to the show for Season 7. The new season should start production soon. If this is the case, Apollo won’t be sentenced until July and all of this will play out in front of the cameras.

Dang. Apollo has played the jerk role more often than not on the show but I have to admit I feel a bit sorry for him.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted on this story.

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  • For the next 30 years you can sit in your cell and think about what you have lost out on…all because of your greed. You’re a dang fool. Two beautiful sons and wife who are now shamed by your actions forever.

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  • kay-kay

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  • justice

    I guess once a convict always a convict. And that sad excused he used about trying to keep up with Phaedra, that’s lame. She would have respected him more for just getting a job and working hard at it to be the best he can be not decide to commit a crime and then consider that a way to make money. I hope Phaedra makes wiser decisions in the future concerning him because he is a JERK!

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  • lockstress

    In my best Pam from Martin voice…Apollo…you STOOOPID!

  • me

    I don’t understand these people getting on TV shows and continuing to do this stuff and thinking they won’t get caught. SMH. They are as dumb and Teresa and Joe. And only a fool would think Phaedra didn’t know …

  • TJR

    Apollo, you were out and free from the first offense after serving your time. Young, fool, self-absorbed and dumb! There goes your 15 minutes of fame!

  • Kristen

    I don’t feel sorry for him! And I wonder why Phaedra didn’t hook him up
    with some legitimate work. I believe she knew he was doing something
    illegal but I also know he’s a big enough jerk to get arrogant if she
    would ask about any details. I really hope he goes away for longer than 5
    years like his accomplice. I’m sure he will since these are big charges
    and is not his first offense. He’s old enough to know better. He’s also
    a father. He should have been thinking about his kids. He should have
    enrolled in school! He’s obviously smart enough to carry out these
    schemes but he chooses to do illegal things.

    Dang..I told myself I wasn’t gonna watch the next season…I really just want to see what goes on with Phaedra!

  • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

    i just want to know why he’s so stupid

  • Emma Greenfield

    He missed his boo in prison. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  • Lillian Boayue

    OMG Apollo. Why do you keep embarrassing yourself. Phaedra needs to give Apollo a monthly allowance so that he doesn’t continue to embarrass her.

    • what a mess

      Phaedra is thanking God that Apollo took the fall for her! You honestly believe she wasn’t in on this? He, cursed and left her at the pillow talk party telling her he was sick of her trying to micro manage him! This is evidence that she was running things this time just like she did when Angela Stanton was involved. I hope they catch her! Especially after all that mess she was talking to Kenya! No telling what those kids will grow up to be with 2 criminal parents. She said Kenya had scrambled eggs, well those babies are from bad eggs and seeds!

  • Larry Wilkes

    I just can’t believe that Phaedra did not know about his business dealings. Could she have been so blind?

  • Samuel

    Sounds like Apollo blamed his circumstances on trying to keep up an image. You know keeping up with the Joneses, but he didn’t learn from his previous mistakes. Plus as good as he thinks he looks there were no pimp skills involved.

  • Laurie

    All of you trying to rope Phaedra in… I don’t really get it. We would have evidence of her involvement by now if she was in on it, js. And I recall Phaedra trying to get Apollo into honest ventures on several occasions on the show, i.e the family funeral home business, workout videos etc, not to talk of what we don’t see behind the scenes. I remember she was so bent for that funeral home venture, and for Apollo to run it the same way Cynthia and Peter have Bar One, but he just flat out refused and she still pressed on with obtaining her license anyway.You act like she’s his probation officer or guardian, you can only do so much for someone who is not willing to be receptive. Not saying Phaedra is a saint, but a man can easily hide funds and be secretive about source of income if he wants. There are beneficiary accounts, secret trust funds etc where money can be placed under the management and title of someone else and you will never know the beneficiary of the millions is Apollo. I’ve seen this happen in several circumstances, why can’t it be the case with Phaedra? Cause she’s on tv? Or you guys were there when she was dipping her fingers in taxpayers pockets? What if he belligerently refuses to discuss his means with her, does she torture him for the info or what? This woman has various responsibilities she sees to as a mother and entrepreneur, why should she keep chasing around a grown man who refuses to see reason. Just saying ya’ll should put yourselves in her shoes for a second as a person and stop all this hysterical reality TV speculating and sensationalism.

  • Kevin Murray

    A lot of you seem convinced with the idea that Phaedra knew nothing about this. Really, she knew NOTHING? I hope so, however I doubt it. She’s a lawyer herself, there had to be warning signs that something was amiss. I feel there was some willfull blindness on her part.

    • Kristen

      I’m sure she knew that he was doing illegal stuff. But I’m also thinking that he was probably super arrogant if she would ever ask any questions on the details of what he was doing.

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  • missj

    I Think Phaedra is fully aware of whats going on. She is too smart to be that dumb. Plus she knows his track record. I mean really, you are on national tv dude how could he think he would get away with this. This is will be at least his third conviction for the same type of crap.

    • DA-BIG-D

      Third? I thought it was his second? SMH.

      • Pamela

        Yep! Third! First time he served 9 mos. the second time 5 years.

        • DA-BIG-D

          well, I doubt if he will be getting off lightly this time. He is a repeat offender.

  • Tee

    He met her AFTER getting out from prison? ? ? ? Did I read that right? What the HELL she doing hooking up with an ex convict in the first place? Because he has looks?

    • DA-BIG-D

      I think they met before he went to prison. They were all involved in some sort of scheme together. Google Angela Stanton.

    • Kristen

      I think they knew each other before, but she just got pregnant soon after he got out of prison, so they decided to marry so it wouldn’t look bad on her part for getting preggers out of wedlock.

    • Pamela

      They dated before he went to prison. She was also his attorney!

  • nss

    I feel bad for Phaedra and the kids…

    • DA-BIG-D

      I just feel bad for the kids. Fakedra knew what was going on. She is an attorney. What about the tax returns, documentation of income? When did he ever actually go to work? How come we never saw him at work on the show. We saw Peter at Bar One, Todd working on plays and he was actually a production assistant on the show. We saw Phaedra at her office, Kandi at hers, Nene flying back and forth to Hollywood for them checks, Cynthia at the modeling agency. And the man has been in jail before for the same kind of crimes so Fakedra knows when something ain’t right.

  • yep

    I do not feel bad for him, I feel for his wife and little boys! Plenty of men have to make a way after leaving prison. He had room to do things right because his wife knows first had the struggle of making it after incarceration. He didn’t give himself or his family a chance–he was too busy competing with a woman that has been to law school and worked in her chosen field.

  • anon

    Everybody keeps saying hes stupid and yadda da but playing devils advocate hes actually not. IF miss phaedra didnt know (which is highly unlikely) then he did pretty good to keep that kind of scam going under his lawyer wifes nose. And since it will all play out on one of the biggest reality shows on television its perfect for ratings…she knew and just let it slide because when money is being made nobody complains….and nobody committing ongoing financial crimes does so thinking that they wont eventually get caught….you will get caught…its a matter of riding the train until the feds come…do ur time and then on to the next thing

  • 30 years

    The only ones I feel sorry for is the 100 victims; who identity was damage and funds was stolen. As a so call lawyer Phaedra knew her husband would not be able to get a real job; he should have back his wife ventures. I believe she knew he was doing something illegal; she should serve 5 years and he should serve the full 30 years.

  • Curls&Swirls

    I don’t feel sorry for him. And Phaedra….although it’s not her fault, I feel knew what was going on. She’s so smart and trusting that she didn’t find any trace if this fraudulent activity??? Naw son. That’s just as believable as Nikko and Mimi not leaking their tape and being “exposed”. Lol oh “reality TV”….

    • folamix

      She is so “whipped”

  • hollyw

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?

    Smh.

  • Tameka M

    I don’t have any sympathy for this man. As a father and a husband he acted selfishly. He could have just as easily used his standing in the reality TV world to secure other legitimate opportunities.

    • Cinnamon71

      Exactly!

  • She Codes

    Now Phaedra’s huuuzzzzband will have a huuzzzzzband of his own! Twirl on that!

    • Regina Taylor

      :;-)

    • DA-BIG-D

      Ohhhhhhh, Kill ’em!

    • missintellect

      You wrong for that! Lmbo!

  • Quest

    I hope he does go to jail. Instead of Phaedra saying, “Flirting with another woman’s husband, what kind of wh*re does that?” she should have said, “Stealing from regular working people, what kind of a man does that?” Oh yeah, you’re dead beat husband….#Checkmate.

    • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

      LMAO!

  • Lex

    I feel really bad for their boys. I don’t want to condemn him…I just hope he learns from this and can find a way to be a better man, husband and a positive influence in his children’s lives. The good thing is, they’ll be okay financially while he’s away since Phaedra’s got that under control.

    • Shady Jack Jones

      Better man??? He had that chance after the 1st conviction. Playa condemned himself–plead “guilty”. Just because he testified that his wife (a trained Attorney) was in the dark, doesn’t stop th U.S. Attorneys from following the $2.3 million. Any and all that benefited from those ill-gotten gains will be held accountable. $2.3milli comes thru your house and you didn’t get anything from it…C’mon Maaaaaan!!

  • Tenisha Charmin Cozier

    dang!!!

  • PrettyBrownEyes

    Soooo…that epic “read” everyone was talking about….hmmmm. Kenya is somewhere laughing.

    • LoveJoy02

      Lmao! What a coincidence!

      Just days after that vile read was televised Karma read both Apollo n Phaedra…
      This sounds like poetic justice to me!

      Kenya may lie on herself or to herself but she DON’T lie on other ppl…

      #teamtwirl

      • T. T.

        If I knew you I would shake your hand for that comment!!!! OMG, truer words could not have come forth. You are absolutely right about that! I haven’t heard of Kenya making a statement on Apollo’s recent news but she doesn’t have to say a thing, her silence would be golden!

    • Wlepla Glassco

      My taughts exactly

  • uniquefashionista

    I don’t feel sorry for Apollo, I feel sorry for Phaedra and the kids. I think he was being awfully selfish. When you have a family, the choices you make not only affects you but your family as well. I think that since his wife was making most of the money, he felt inferior. I think he had a problem with that. So sad! People have to understand that when you make bad choices, it will eventually catch up with you.

    • She Codes

      She was completely in on it. Come on now, what felon makes 2.3 million dollars straight out of jail? She’s lucky that he didn’t testify against her for the sake of the children.

      • D

        Plus he used Lexis Nexis!!! That’s a tool attorneys and paralegals use in the legal field…smh. She knew…how can he explain that access….you need an acct.

        • Laurie

          So, out of the thousands of individuals and legal personnel in Atlanta, he would only have access to Lexis Nexis through Phaedra alone… Seriously? I’m a law student and I’ve had an account for 3 years now, it is not that rare or hard to obtain please

          • FiFi Yalla

            Law students have the bare bones of Lexis-Nexis. You don’t know everything it does … and most don’t until they start working for a company or governmental entity that uses Lexis-Nexis to do background checks. You do not have that access dear. You are a law student. The only way to get the kind of information he got through LN or West was probably through his wife.

            • Laurie

              My point was, I am yet to fully join the legal profession and I have access to an account, however shallow it’s functions may be. So think about the thousands of individuals like myself in the legal profession who have access to this portal in its entirety, and tell me that out of all these people in Atlanta, Phaedra is the only link… Like, you really think he couldn’t have involved some third party with access to sensitive information and paid them a dividend to use their portal? Where all the crooked lawyers at? Ooops, I guess Phaedra must be the only one..

        • Kristen

          It’s really not hard for anyone to come by Lexis Nexis or Westlaw.

      • CurlySaint407

        Absolutely…i just smh reading how ppl feel sorry for Phaedra…she is a phony and money/status hungry as they come. She knew exactly what was going on and is very LUCKY she has managed to come out of this clean-looking. He was straight out of prison when she married him…didn’t she know him before he went in?? Come on people? Now a days people will do ANYTHING to have a certain status. It’s really sad!

        • Pamela

          She knew him. She dated him and represented him the last time he was arrested. She married him 3 months after he was released. She was pregnant when they got married. According to Apollo, she was engaged to someone else and dumped that guy for him!

      • Pamela

        Plus her name was listed on several of the fraudulent companies as the Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Financial Officer. People! She was listed as the head of these companies!

    • Lena Wells

      I don’t feel sorry for Phaedra. She knew what she was getting. She married him for a reason that we all will find out about real soon. She’s not all she’s cracked up to be! Your husband is blowing thousands at strip clubs and rolling in the dough yet you never think to find out where he’s getting the money? I don’t believe that for one second!

  • CAliQueen

    You feel sorry for him, REALLY? Forget that! I don’t feel sorry him one bit. As a victim of identity theft I feel sorry for his children and the people/families who were affected by his crimes. 30 years is a stiff sentence and considering the fact that he was already an convicted felon he was probably well aware of the time he could face if caught. Why feel sorry for someone who clearly did not care about the lives/businesses he may have destroyed behind his selfish greed. I hope the slimeball is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Yolo

    If I was Phaedra I would keep smiling and as soon as he got locked up I would change my number seeming as though he is very disrespectful and could care less of her feelings. I’m sure Phaedra and her boys will be fine, she seems to be very strong, motivated and the sister is by far a dummy. Pretty boy Apollo on the other hand is most likely trying to sweet talk (con) some woman into keeping his books fat in advance.

    • Regina Taylor

      He pretty much said as much to Kenya on the last night of the reunion. He was so disrepectful and disgusting. #Phaedramoveon.

    • Kristen

      Exactly. If she doesn’t do this then my respect for her will go down the drain! I’m hoping she’s getting all the legal documents drafted up now so she can live her life without being tied to him.

  • eblock

    That’s how he was able to spend 8 stacks in the strip club i would spend 8grand of someone else money to….what a real live CLOWN.

    • Kristen

      It’s totally foolish for him to defend the reasons behind him spending $8K in the strip clubs when it’s CLEAR to the public that he’s charged with multiple counts of fraud. Smh..

  • misss

    If he was smart enough to do this then he should have done legit business. He had what sounds like was a rough upbringing and still when given the opportunity to do better he still does crime. Sad.

    • DA-BIG-D

      I just said it on another site’s comment blog, but a lot of men, actually like prison. They like it. They like the environment. They are narcissistic for all the wrong reasons. They like the testosterone, alpha-male filled environment. The want respect from other men in the worst way through the worst avenues.

    • Cinnamon71

      You took the words right out of my mouth. He had the brains to run things like a legitimate company had he went to school or got some certification. Pride is one of the deadly sins for a reason. His wife had the means to help him out financially to find his outlet but he couldn’t shake that life. That’s how my ex was. He could fix things like cars and other machinery but he couldn’t leave that street life alone. I’m glad I woke the h*ll up and left him there. Something tells me that she may be going down as well. We’ll see…smh

  • thatonegirl

    I hate when people commit crimes and don’t think about their families. He actually had a chance to do something legit he could of used that exposure that he got to start a business like all these other reality stars are doing. I mean look at how many reality stars have their own boutiques, make-up lines, clothing lines etc. I don’t feel sorry for him I just feel sorry for the kids, smh. I feel like Phaedra really downgraded she doesn’t deserve all this.

    • DA-BIG-D

      Yes. That reality show was his ticket to do something else. Why couldn’t he have set a positive example for his sons and the world by going back to school himself. He lifts weights, he could have made a real fitness dvd instead of some donkey-booty mess. He got them waves in his hurrr, he could have opened a chain of barber shops. Something!!!!!!!! SMH.

      • Cinnamon71

        Lmao @ donkey-booty mess! Cthu!

      • Taneesha Culture Clash Thomas

        he got them waves in his hurr lmao i’m so mad with u

      • TJR

        Yeah, he could’ve, would’ve, should’ve. . . .Instead living life ‘fast’, felt he could be the ‘Man’ and make that money ‘Fast’! LOL @ donkey-booty mess & waves in his hurr; No, that would’ve been too easy!

      • thatonegirl

        I wish I could like your comment 1000 times. Waves in his hurr, I dyed, LOL!!!!

    • Kristen

      Exactly. Phaedra is making big $$$ and they could have invested some of that into him doing something legitimate or going back to school. It was a missed opportunity and he deserves to go back to jail! This is actually the first time I remember him actually taking the blame for his actions.

      • Pamela

        He really didn’t take responsibility for his actions. If you read his statement, it sounds like he was blaming Phaedra and “reality tv”.

        • Kristen

          From the article: Nida is clear about where the blame lies: “It’s my fault at the end of the day.”

  • kiki j

    Speechless……ok no I’m not. He should be ashamed at his own stupidity and arrogance to believe that he wouldn’t get caught stealing from the government. And Phaedra smh…..if she knew what was going on she risked not only her family but her career in law and even if she really had no idea she had better make this a lesson…..always know what your man is doing! She wasn’t paying attention too worried about the matters of the other housewives and their men or lack there off.

    • Pamela

      According to the AJC, Apollo continued his criminal behavior as soon as he was released from prison. When someone is released from prison for a crime such as the one Apollo committed the law immediately put them back on the radar because they know it is hard for them to stop.

  • blackrose

    Phaedra told Kenya she couldnt find a man but with a man like the one ahe has….

    • Velvet Jones

      …who needs one! LOL

    • Kara W.

      *Does Nene Leakes voice* BLOOP!

  • TheZuluKing

    Why the hell does the author feel badly for Apollo? He did the crime. He doesn’t need tears now.

    • vwells1

      I feel bad for him because he has a wife and two children who will be affected by his absence.

      • CC

        feel bad for his family, not him, because his actions do affect his family. He should have thought of that while he was doing what he was doing. He is not new to the game, he had been in prison before so he knows how the system work. He should have thought about his family first and foremost and said no I am not going to do illegal things, I have a family. And I am a black man with a record, so the next time around they are going to make it even harder for me.

      • CAliQueen

        He doesn’t deserve your pitty. He knew what he was doing and the consequences if he got caught. Feel sorry for his children and those who were affected by his crimes.

      • Texazcutey

        Don’t feel bad for him cause he knew what he was doing. He didn’t feel bad while stealing other people’s money! He should have thought about his wife and kids when he did that mess.

      • Lena

        Poor Apollo! He didn’t know he had a family while he was scamming other families. Please! And I don’t believe for one second Phaedra knew nothing. Day will run till night catch it. Her day is coming. Mark my words!

      • Steelo

        What about the victims. According to the initial indictment, he targeted women(some SINGLE MOTHERS) and elderly folks. Additionally, if he netted millions, his so-called family benefited from these ill-gotten gains. Every body has to be accountable, especially the TRAINED ATTORNEY in the house. What she never asked questions?? C’mon maaaaaaaan!! More will be revealed.

  • Regina Taylor

    I don’t feel sorry for him at all. You live by the sword, you know the rest apollo.

    • KIR12

      Phadera chased a man who looked better than her but had zero going for himself. I can’t believe she didn’t know what he was doing and couldn’t have found a better husband.

      • Regina Taylor

        Exactly. She did herself no favors.

      • misss

        Ohhhhh you spoke the words I been feeling about this coupledom since day one. Mmmmmm Phaedra was so busy worrying about having a fine husband one that looks wise is really out of her reach and his statements tell me he knows it ex: I have grown to love her more. SMH. This is what happens when the only quality you seek out in a man is looks.

        • MsLadyE

          I agree. Everybody knows “Mr. Fine” is not necessarily “Mr. Right”. Phaedra was obviously blinded by Apollo’s good looks. She should have known who he really was BEFORE she married him. I really think she knew who he really was, but married him anyway. She probably thought that she could change him. Now Phaedra will be learning a very painful lesson. But she’ll be all right.

    • Helene Anthony Dean

      I’m thinking that Apollo is too dumb to know the rest of that phrase, Regina. He’s dumber than a box of rocks. Maybe he can read a book or 2 while he’s doing his well deserved time.

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  • Guest

    Could he be any more of an idiot? Did he really think that kind of money wouldn’t be missed and he wouldn’t get caught? I feel sorry for his children. More little ones growing up without a father. Phaedra knew what kind of man she was getting. I hope she moves on from him with her head held high.

    • thatonegirl

      Yes, I would think Phaedra is smart enough to realize that Apollo didn’t care enough about her to stop committing crimes which it seems like she hadn’t gotten just as much flack as he did about it and jeopardized his family and quite possibly her career and reputation as a lawyer. Fool me once shame on you fool me twice shame on me. I can see her moving on just fine without him.

      • thatonegirl

        *had

      • folamix

        Yeah it seems to me that this points out a character flaw that Apollo has that I would think Phaedra would have picked up on. Oh well….

      • Steelo

        What makes y’all think that this trained attorney, didn’t ask any questions of her husband and didn’t see thru whether his story adds up. Fakedra is a trained attorney, by nature of her job she has to investigate any claims one makes. That being said either she is truly a clueless wife or she willingly ignored the obvious…NEITHER scenario is good.

        • Kara W.

          Thank you. As intelligent as Phaedra is, you can not convince me for one second that she had NO clue as to what was going on in her home. Especially since, according to him, she “micromanages” everything. Not buying it.

        • thatonegirl

          I think it’s both she probably knew something was up and don’t want to investigate in fear of the worse.

        • TJR

          Could’ve been both. He may have oozed, charmed and snuggled his way into her life. She knew but didn’t want to know, maybe by then it was too late. She had skeltons in her closet, she related to his prior stint, she got pregnant, she’s a southern belle, etc. Who knows but them two.

        • Pamela

          I totally agree!!

  • Willie Coleman Makn-Moves

    Woooow oh well

  • DaisyDuke

    I just hope Phaedra’s sons are safe & well off. They shouldn’t have to suffer because of Apollo’s actions. I know Phaedra has enough saved up from law practice to support them. Apollo says Phaedra had nothing to do with it, and hopefully she really didn’t (this will probably be further investigated though). I would hate for the kids to have neither of their parents, like what could be happening to Teresa & Joe from RHONJ soon.

    • Lele

      I hope she didn’t either but I she need to sign them papers cuz that man is a fool! I know she probably wants to stay for the kids but sure wasn’t thinking about them when he was stealing.

    • misss

      Except they are gonna get probabtion and hes going to get time. Black and white. As simple as that.

      • DaisyDuke

        The legal experts and commentators have been predicting that Teresa might get house arrest and/or probation (especially since she has 4 daughters) but Joe will be doing the jail time and might get deported. But we’ll see, they get sentenced soon.

    • Rochelle

      Isn’t this old news? It was reported that Apollo Nida copped a plea bargain. You have to plead guilty in order to cope a plea. MN needs to up their legal game. SMH.

      • D

        Nope his partner in crime did a plea deal and it was accepted in April. Apollo just recently went to court and plead guilty and a hearing will go forward to determine his time. We don’t know the details but will find out in July.

        • DA-BIG-D

          Yeah. They gave him up for a reduced sentence not the other way around. Looks like the buck is stopping with him as he is being indicated as the scheme’s figurehead and leader. I don’t know why they would give him probation, especially since this in not the man’s first time being found guilty of similar crimes. He has no regard for the law. The only way he is getting off or getting a light sentence is if he rats someone else bigger out. Then he will be known in the streets as a snitch, which may endanger his family.

    • Pamela

      I truly believe she did play a part in Apollo’s crimes. Phaedra said that she is currently not being investigated, but law enforcement will never tell people when and if they are being investigated.

    • C

      If you believe that Phaedra was in the dark about her husband’s illegal activity, then you should let Appollo sell you a new car.