LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – What is Apollo Nida’s term, how many years will Apollo be in prison, and why is Phaedra Parks still married to him? Apollo Nida has started his prison term following his sentencing hearing on July 8, 2014. As first reported exclusively on LALATE, BravoTV cameras recorded entrances into and out of the courthouse during Apollo’s sentencing. Those same cameras have recorded RHOA stars and their reactions to the sentencing. And this week, the same cameras recorded Apollo’s entrance into prison.
Apollo Nida’s term ends his run as a reality TV star. Nida eventually admitted that he not only lied about texts with Kenya Moore but also lied about everything from credit information to fake dealerships. Prosecutors had asserted that Nida must pay back one million dollars in restitution plus $2.3 million dollars he allegedly attempted to defraud persons. And what did Apollo state as the reason for his actions? Nida previously said he was unable to “sustain a lifestyle” depicted on RHOA and that he was frustrated. He said that once he made the money illegally “I got [drawn] in and engulfed and lost sight of things”. Nida allegedly was upset that housewives were purportedly making $600,000 on the show, but he wasn’t.
The government accused Nida of certain acts. “It was a part of the conspiracy, and the manner and means thereof, for defendant APOLLO E. NIDA… and other conspirators… to rent dozens of mailboxes at UPS Stores in the Northern District of Georgia and elsewhere, under various aliases, including many names of identity theft victims.”
Many have wondered why Phaedra and Apollo are still married. Apollo has previously told news “I think Phaedra, in a perfect world, should be supportive as a wife should be … But if she chooses to derail from the plan, then that’s what she chooses to do. Whatever’s been thrown at me, I deal with it. I would like to say I would want her to stay around and do what a wife should do. But tomorrow’s not promised.”
Nida has not been particularly remorseful to the victims of his acts. The alleged victims were not just private banks. Among the alleged victims were the U.S. Treasury, HUD, and the IRS. Prosecutors claimed that with fake drivers licenses, Nida and the conspirators were accused of attempting to “apply for and receive refunds due former homeowners from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by impersonating the former homeowners”. Another target was the IRS, claim prospectors. The conspiracy allegedly attempted “to file fraudulent United States income tax returns and obtain refunds using stolen identities”. Ironically, in the last reunion, Nida said he would help Kenya Moore with her “credit”. It remains unknown if there will be a Real Housewives of Atlanta still on television when Nida gets out in eight years from now.