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Locked Up: RHOA’s Apollo Nida Arrested on Bank Fraud And Identity Theft Charges

January 25th, 2014 - By Drenna Armstrong
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“Apollo Nida arrested.” Surely that wasn’t the headline Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks would hope to be reading about her husband anymore. Yet here we are and this doesn’t look good at all.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nida surrendered to authorities after the U.S. District Attorney’s office filed a complaint charging him with bank fraud and identity theft.

He is currently out on pretrial bail.

In an affidavit filed by U.S. Secret Service Agent Alexandre Herrera, Apollo created fake companies in order to gain access to databases that gave the real names and information of people he was ripping off. Using those names, he then created fake bank accounts to funnel U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds in the accounts.

Herrera’s affidavit lists a woman named Gayla St. Julien as the original target of the investigation but she, in turn, named Apollo Nida as the mastermind behind the schemes while calling herself his “right hand bitch.”  In the report obtained by the AJC, it worked out as follows:

“Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts. She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies, according to the criminal complaint.

He also opened a fake auto dealership (such as Ferrari Autohaus) and apply for auto loans in the names of stolen identities. After the arrest, the agents had St. Julien tape record conversations with Nida in which he explained many of his schemes. At one point, they obtained a federal search warrant of Nida’s vehicle and seized evidence, including a bank debit card in the name of Ferrari Autohaus Inc., cell phones and a laptop computer.

So not only did St. Julien just tell her side of the story, but she also has Apollo admitting to how he swindles everyone?  This looks like big time trouble.

For her part, Phaedra Parks has made no comments and a rep said it isn’t their “policy to talk about the lives of our clients. Should anything change, we’ll let you know.”

Apollo Nida was previously imprisoned from 2004-2009 for racketeering charges.

We’ll be watching this one and bringing you more information as it becomes available.

What A Way To Go Down: Toya Wright Arrested For An Unpaid Speeding Ticket

December 11th, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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None of us really want to go to jail. But if you have to go, you want it to at least be for a substantial crime. So I know Toya Wright is probably really hot right now for getting arrested for something as petty as an unpaid speeding ticket.

There aren’t a whole lot of details but apparently, Toya was pulled over in College Park, GA yesterday. And during the stop, the officer noticed that there was a warrant out for her arrest for failing to appear for a court date.

Toya’s manager told Rolling Out that it was all a misunderstanding. According to the publicist, the speeding tickets had been paid but had yet to be cleared out of the system. He added that they’re reviewing the situation with lawyers.

Sadly, the day she was arrested was also her husband’s Memphitz’ birthday. She was released on $290 bound around 1:30 am this morning.

That sucks…

TMZ is reporting that now Toya is speaking about her experience and vowed that she would never go back to jail because she was so traumatized by the things she witnessed while there. She didn’t give details but says her fellow inmates were treated inhumanely. She says, “I wouldn’t wish jail time on my worst enemy. What I witnessed was so bad that I don’t even want to leave the house right now.”

But Toya is hoping to turn a negative into a positive. Now, she wants to advocate for better treatment of prisoners.

Locked Up: Anthony Mackie Arrested For Drunk Driving!

November 9th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Clearly the Hollywood stars believe they are exempt from the whole “drunk driving will get you arrested” thing. The latest? A fan favorite, Anthony Mackie.

Sources tell TMZ the New Orleans native and current New Yorker was pulled over early Saturday morning in New York City. The police initially pulled him over due to the tint on his windows (the report wasn’t specific but New York State has serious laws about it) but as they got closer, they noticed that Mackie’s eyes were blodshot red. The officers also stated they smelled alcohol, coming either directly from Mackie or from the car.

He was given several field sobriety tests and failed all of them which resulted in his arrest and booking at a local police station. He also refused to take a blood alcohol test so at the very least, his license will be suspended .

Do we even need to go through the basic questioning on why he would allow this to happen?  First of all, Anthony Mackie is in way too sweet of a position with his career right now to get caught up in things like this. Second, he’s in New York City – the home of public transportation.  He could have taken a taxi or even the train if he’d had too much to drink. As usual, there’s no reason for this.

As a mater of fact, there’s no reason for anyone to get caught with a drunk driving charge, even if you’re not a celebrity. If you’ve had too much to drink, just figure out a new plan to make it to your final destination. There are just too many risks involved when you make such a rash decision.

Hopefully, we won’t hear about this again in regards to Anthony Mackie.

Lammie Nooooooo! Lamar Odom Reportedly Arrested For DUI

August 30th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Things really aren’t looking too good for our boy Lamar Odom.

For a couple of weeks now, rumors have been circulating about former Los Angeles Clippers player Lamar Odom’s marriage with his reality TV star wife, Khloe Kardashian, being on the rocks due to an alleged drug addiction. While the rumors regarding Lamar’s alleged addiction have yet to be officially confirmed or denied, recent reports only seem to solidify the terrible speculations.

According to TMZ, the 33-year-old father of three was apprehended by California police around 3:54 this morning for driving under the influence. The specific substance that he was under the influence of has yet to be specified, but according to reports, he failed multiple sobriety tests. Once placed under arrest and taken to the police station, he reportedly refused all chemical tests.  He is currently being held on $15,000 bond.

According to officers involved in his arrest, he was pulled over for driving too slow (50 MPH) on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. Cops say he was driving in a “serpentine manner.”

I’d really hate to see Lamar go out like this. Hopefully the drug reports are all really bad rumors, but in the event that they are true, I hope he finds the courage to seek the help that he needs.

We will continue to keep you posted as this story develops.


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Not Him Too: Singer Anthony Hamilton Arrested For Driving While Impaired!

August 25th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Come on Anthony Hamilton, not you too!

One of soul music’s best singers was arrested early Sunday morning for driving while impaired. TMZ reports that Hamilton was driving through Mecklenburg County in North Carolina around 2:30 am when he was pulled over for speeding. Apparently the police officer who pulled him over suspected he’d also been drinking and that’s when he was arrested.

He was released a few hours later and he’ll likely have to make a court appearance.

Mecklenburg County is the most highly populated county in North Carolina and Charlotte, where Hamilton lives with his family, is its biggest city.

Now, I love Anthony but come on, man! There are just entirely too many people out on the road at any given time of the day or night to be driving drunk; he could have hurt someone else and/or himself.

Hopefully, he won’t make that error in judgment anymore.

Not Moesha’s Little Brother! Marcus T. Paulk Arrested After Putting Girlfriend In The Hospital

August 22nd, 2013 - By Veronica Wells
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If you were to read the headline Marcus T. Paulk arrested for domestic violence. It would be unfortunate but it probably wouldn’t mean much to you. But honey, Marcus T. Paulk is the 26 year old actor who played Brandy’s younger brother, Myles Mitchell, on her hit show “Moesha.”

According to TMZ, the actor turned himself into authorities after allegedly putting his girlfriend in the hospital. He was arrested not too long ago.

Paulk’s girlfriend, a singer who wanted to be identified by her stage name Andi Roxx said the altercation started at a Beverly Hills nightclub called Confidential. She said she and Paulk got into an argument because he wasn’t paying her enough attention.

Roxx says by the time they got home the fight had turned physical. Paulk punched her in the chin, she swung back and busted his lip open and he hit her again, this time in the stomach. She says he also kicked her in the stomach and told her to get her stuff and get out.

Roxx went to the hospital the next morning with internal injuries. Law enforcement were sent to the hospital where she told them what happened.

Police contacted Paulk and his attorney arranged for the actor to turn himself in.


Worst Week Ever? Chad Johnson Hauled Off To Jail For Probation Violation

May 20th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Former Miami Dolphins player Chad Johnson has been making headlines quite frequently lately and not for good reasons. Just yesterday we reported that the athlete-turned-reality star was crying broke to family court, pleading wit the judge to lower his child support payments. Now, we’ve learned that he’s been arrested for violating the guidelines of his probation.

According to courtroom footage recovered by TMZ, Johnson failed to report to his probation officer on multiple occasions and was taking too long to complete his court-ordered batterer intervention classes.

In the video, Chad can be seen pleading with the judge, expressing that he wouldn’t blatantly disobey his probation officer, but she wasn’t buying it.

“It was a total misunderstanding… I’m not sure how that got misconstrued, but I wouldn’t blatantly not show up. I was doing everything I was supposed to do. I haven’t had any problems. I haven’t been in any trouble. I didn’t do any of this on purpose,” Chad calmly told the judge.

The judge, however, proceeded to question why it’s taken him over seven months to complete his 26-week batterer intervention program.

In the end, the judge determined that 35-year-old Johnson was in violation of his probation and ordered that he be arrested and jailed. According to reports, bond has been set at $1,000. Although it’s only Monday, it might be safe to say that he’s officially having the worst week ever.

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Turn the page for footage from Chad’s court appearance.

Wait…What? Legendary DJ Mister Cee Arrested For Soliciting A Male Prostitute!

May 5th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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Well, this isn’t good.

Popular New York City DJ Mister Cee was arrested on Thursday night after he was allegedly caught trying to solicit a male prostitute, according to the NY Daily News. Unfortunately for Cee, the “prostitute” was actually an undercover cop.

Cee, known for his “Throwback at Noon” and “Friday Night Live” shows on Hot 97 as well as his legendary connections with Notorious B.I.G and Big Daddy Kane, allegedly approached the man on Broadway and Madison Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn.  As the news started to spread of his arrest, residents of the area tweeted that the section is known for its “women and men of the night.”

This isn’t the first time Mister Cee, real name Calvin Lebrun, was arrested for lewd acts. In 2011, he  was arrested for receiving oral sex from a man in a parked car.  He plead guilty to loitering for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.

An unfortunate situation indeed.

Ebro Darden, Program Director for Hot, took to Twitter on Saturday to seriously address the issue as well as well as drop a little joke in the midst:



Clearly, the Hot 97 family stands by Mister Cee  during what is clearly a troubling time. Mister Cee has been on Instagram most of the weekend responding to fans who’ve been fairly positive in their comments and show of support.

On Monday morning, around 7:45 am, Cee will join the Hot 97 morning show (Black, Puerto Rican & Jew) for a conversation about what happened. Well, as much as he can share. It should be interesting.

Hopefully, Mister Cee’s June court appearance will settle the legal issue and he can move forward and deal with any emotional issues, if any, he has going on.

Lord Have Mercy! Juanita Bynum Arrested And Jailed In Dallas

April 20th, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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Juanita Bynum better start calling on the Lord harder than she ever has before because the televangelist preacher could sure use him on her main line right now. According to a Dallas Crime Blog, she spent the night in the Lew Sterrett Justice Center Thursday night after police arrested her on a warrant for failure to appear in a Dallas civil proceeding against her.

According to the site, Juanita, who resides in Georgia, was booked in at the jail about 10:30 p.m. Thursday and was released Friday after she appeared in a Dallas courtroom to answer questions in the case, which relates to a 2007 judgment ordering her to pay $140,000 to ALW Entertainment. Obnoxious TV reports that promoter Al Wash of ALW Entertainment paid Juanita a $100,000 advance to star in a stage play that she never did. He sued her and won and Juanita was allegedly ordered to make payments to him, which she has not done. That, on top of missing her court appearance to explain why she hasn’t been paying, is what caused a warrant to be issued, and her subsequent arrest.

Wash’s attorney, David Small seems to be confident the case will be resolved soon, telling the crime blog:

“[Juanita] has disclosed the whereabouts of her assets and her business dealings.”

Sounds like Al is going to get his money one way or another. Juanita, stay prayed up girl!

Just Throw Away The Key! Gucci Mane Lands Back In Jail…The Day After Getting Out!

April 14th, 2013 - By Drenna Armstrong
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If one of us had the opportunities Gucci Mane has had since coming into the music industry, there’s no telling what levels we may have reached by now.

But we weren’t and he was but all he can do is keep getting locked up.  According to TMZ, Gucci was released from an Atlanta jail on Friday after serving a short stint (he went in on March 26th) for hitting a man in the head with a bottle while in the club promoting his mixtape.

Unfortunately for him, Gucci never got a chance to attend what was likely yet another “welcome home” party in his honor because he was arrested on Saturday! This time, the police got him for a probation violation.

While authorities did not say on what grounds he violated his probation (they probably hadn’t sorted that out yet), they say it wasn’t related to the assault arrest.

Seriously, enough is enough.  Maybe Gucci Mane really just cannot stay out of jail. He’s always had legal problems, even before he hit the music industry, so it is possible that he’s just conditioned at this point to do things that will land him in jail.  It’s obvious that record labels, show money and being able to take of his family aren’t enough to keep him out of trouble.

I guess we’ll see what happens next with this probation violation.

Do you think its harder for people who’ve had a sketchy past to do “better” when they are afforded amazing opportunities?