Apollo Nida Co-Conspirator Sentenced To Five Years In Prison
Gayla St. Julien, the woman identified as Apollo Nida’s co-conspirator in his alleged bank fraud and identity theft scheme, has been sentence to 61 months in prison, AJC reports. St. Julien appeared in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, where she pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud and aggravated identity theft.
She claims to have worked with Nida from 2009 to 2013 and has “described herself as NIDA’s ‘right hand b****’ in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes.” St. Julien also told Alexandre Herrera, a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad, that she received “scraps” in comparison to the money Nida pocketed as a result of their alleged schemes.
St. Julien was arrested September 11, 2013, which is when she confessed to investigators about the schemes. Days later, she set up a meeting with Nida where U.S. Secret Service agents confiscated the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star’s cell phone and computer.
According to an updated complaint filed earlier this week, Nida opened two fake collections agencies to acquire access to databases “in order to obtain unlimited access to the personal identifiers of others.”
Nida is still in talks with federal investigators in hopes of striking a plea deal.