Hefty Prison Term for Reality Personality

Jul 8, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A man who has been a part of a thriving reality franchise got a reality check in court today, when he was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.

"Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 35-year-old Apollo Nida was also ordered to pay restitution to victims of a $2.3 million scheme during his sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta," the New York Post's Page Six reports.

Nida is the husband of Phaedra Parks, one of the stars of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Atlanta," and has been a part of the show. Nida pleaded guilty on May 6 to charges of conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, the report notes.

"Prosecutors say Nida and co-conspirators since 2009 had stolen victims’ identities and used them to obtain checks, file fraudulent tax returns and make fraudulent claims against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development," the story reports. "Authorities say the group laundered money by opening bank accounts in its victims’ names."

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