Apollo Nida, the husband of Phaedra Parks of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud, according to reports. The sentencing took place on Tuesday in Atlanta at 2 p.m.
HLN's Tracy Murphy first reported Nida’s sentence on Twitter and noted Nida's wife wasn't present in court for his sentencing. The 35-year-old pleaded guilty in May to stealing people’s identities to apply for loans and create more than 40 fraudulent bank accounts.
Though he faced up to 30 years in prison, Nida told Radar Online last month, “I’m cool, just trying to keep everything in stride … I’m just waiting to get an update from my attorney … Support is definitely needed. I appreciate everyone [reaching out].”
An investigation into the operation began in February 2012, and he was subsequently charged by federal authorities with bank fraud and identity theft. In May, while in court, Nida said he takes "full responsibility for my actions" and admitted, "it was a dumb situation I put myself in."
This isn't Nida’s first time landing in prison. He served time from 2004 to 2009 for auto title fraud. In addition to his legal troubles, Nida has also been in hot water with his wife after accusations that he engaged in inappropriate conduct with "RHOA" castmate Kenya Moore. He has since denied their relationship was inappropriate, though there were numerous text messages between the two that Parks reportedly had been unaware of.
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