RHOA: Apollo Nida Working On Plea Deal In Federal Fraud Case

Posted on Mar 19 2014 - 12:18pm by Editor

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According to Radio TV Talk Blog (AJC), Apollo Nida, star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is currently working on a plea deal with the federal government to avoid a trial. Apollo is the househusband of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star and power attorney, Phaedra Parks.

RHOA: Breaking News — Apollo Nida Charged With Bank Fraud And Aggravated Identity Fraud

While the specific details of the plea deal is sealed, prison time is almost certain. Apollo’s court documents are quite revealing and breaks down the allege bank fraud and identity theft scam. According to the Criminal Complaint (US vs Apollo Nida – Case Number: 01:14-MJ-059) brought forth by U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, the fraud started around September 2010, when Apollo was fresh off of serving a 5 year prison sentence. Apollo, knowingly and willfully conducted a scam to defraud financial institutions by depositing stolen and fraudulently obtained checks, auto loan proceeds and US Treasury checks into bank accounts opened in names of stolen identities. Apollo conspired with others and knowingly used the proceeds of this scam for his own personal benefit. Apollo’s case is a classic fraud scheme.

Apollo Nida & Gayla St. Julien

Apollo Nida & Gayla St. Julien

Essentially, Apollo created fake companies giving him access to LexisNexis, Equifax and Mircrobilt, all commercial databases which he allegedly used to harvest personal information (of potential victims) with the intent to defraud. One of his known conspirator’s, Gayla Oneal St. Julien has already plead guilty and accepted a plea deal for her role in the scam. Allegedly, Gayla Oneal St. Julien, opened 40 bank accounts in and around the Atlanta area, using stolen identities and would deposit stolen US Treasury checks, fraudulent checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people who were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.

One of the banks (J.P. Morgan Chase) became suspicious when Mrs. St. Julien opened 4 bank accounts using 2 stolen identities and would make large deposits of checks with different names. Obviously, bank officials became very suspicious and notified authorities which kicked-off the investigation in February 2012 by Special Agent Alexandre Herrera. Agents recorded phone conversations between Gayla and Apollo in which, Apollo discussed details of fraudulent auto loans and information of future checks that he was expecting to receive in the mail, stated in the affidavit.

From Rodney Ho Radio & TV Talk:

“In documents procured by Radaronline filed last week, “Counsel for Mr. Nida and counsel for the government have been engaged in discussions aimed at resolving this matter without a trial since February 10, 2014. They are still in the process of investigating additional facts and negotiating a resolution.”

A pre-trial hearing had been originally scheduled last month. Both sides agreed to a continuance through April 25, 2014. The government has charged him but has yet to file an indictment.

Nida, based on the testimony of a woman he worked with Gayla St. Julien and Nida’s computer the feds procured, created fake debt-collection businesses in order to “illicitly obtain personal identifying information of individuals.” St. Julien would take on these fake identities and deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees and checks in the name of real people owed unclaimed property, according to the original criminal complaint.

The complaint provided a sampling of bank accounts totaling about $3 million tied to alleged fraudulent activities.

Nida allegedly has been working these schemes since 2009, soon after he was released from prison for a prior racketeering case.”

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  • WestCoastFeed

    How can it be possible that Phaedra had no knowledge of his criminal activities?

    • hardtimz

      True, it seems way too detailed, for Phaedra to claim she had no idea what he was up to!

      • WestCoastFeed

        Especially when we know she was listed as an officer in some of his corporations.

        • Marsbars09

          And that’s what gets me. How could she not know what was going on when she acted as an officer for his “corporations”.

          • Dr Seuss

            Exactly. Phaedra knows everything thats going on. She’s a criminal just like her husband.

        • hardtimz

          Exactly, I read that she was listed as a financial officer on some of the paper work. But I’ve wondered how she’s been able to escape anything more than just verbal implications?

    • Dr Seuss

      Come on West. You know Phaedra knew exactly what was going on. Phae Phae is far from stupid. She knew.

  • hardtimz

    Gone on “Sticky Fingers” and do what you gotta do…

    • Dr Seuss

      Hahahahaha!!! I like that one. You know he was gonna take a plea deal. He was working with the feds for a few months now so this comes at no surprise.

      • Tigerlily

        Hi’ya Doc. Hope all is well with you & your family.
        Lovin’ the site & so happy to be welcomed so warmly!
        Thanks everyone.
        Take care & enjoy the rest of your week!

        • Dr Seuss

          You my dear…are a sweetheart. Thank you for being so sweet and supportive of the site. *muah*

          Have a fabulous week! 🙂

          • Tigerlily

            Thanks Doc. Big [[[[[HUGS]]]]] to you.
            I like to be able to come here & have a debate, agree or even disagree, without all the insults & name calling. It’s quite refreshing!
            Really nice group of ladies, (& gents, just in case), here.

          • Dr Seuss

            Awww…this makes me so happy to read this.You are a special lady. I love your reading your insightful comments. xoxo (((Big Hugs)))

      • hardtimz

        Hell if they can give “The Real Fraud Wife” a plea deal, certainly “Sticky Fingers” should be able to strike a deal!

        • Dr Seuss

          FA REALS!

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!
      How are you doing, hard? Long time no hear from.

      • hardtimz

        Oh I’m good…chillin! How are you doing? Have you been watching anything good on TV…not me!

        • Marsbars09

          The only TV shows I tune into on a regular basis are Scandal and the Haves and Have Nots.

          • hardtimz

            Okay both real good shows. Especially have nots gotten much better this season. I’ve gotten hooked on watching a kinda strange show named “Mind Games and Resurrection” both on ABC. I normally don’t watch stuff where I gotta do too much thinkin…make me laugh and I’m good!

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Goodbye Apolo!!! Just Goodbye, it’s been good (not really) to know ya’!!! Now, just tiptoe out as quietly and as insignificantly as you appeared. No personality and no smarts. Bye, Bye!!!

    • Marsbars09

      LOL! Great good-bye to a criminal career! Well said NAWS!

    • Tigerlily

      Hi NAWS. Hope all is well with you.
      The sad truth is, I think he can be smart. I think it would take some brains to come up with such an elaborate scheme.
      Stupid because he didn’t learn his lesson the first time around.
      But no he will not be missed by me either!
      I do feel bad for the babies though.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I think he got a lot of his “smarts” while he was serving time– Most of his crime is all repeat business. He won’t learn his lesson, because criminals insist on repeating them!!!! The babies will be better off without his felonius behavior.

        • Tigerlily

          True NAWS, seems the only things he’s interested in pursuing are strange & $$$$.

    • Dr Seuss

      Hehehehe. You have such an eloquent way with words. Spot on!

  • Tigerlily

    This dude throws more shade than a redwood!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hey Tigerlilly!!

      • Tigerlily

        Hi Doc. Is there some kind of character flaw that is required to be a husband on the RHW’s?
        They all seem to suffer from it on some level or another!
        Seems not too many of the women have chosen wisely.

        • Dr Seuss

          Good evening honey.

          I’m really starting to think it’s a prerequisite on the Bravo application. Along with their criminal complacent wives. They’re all criminals.

          • Tigerlily

            Sure seems that way. Only job application that insists you HAVE a felony conviction.
            What, no record??? Misdemeanor?
            YOU’RE FIRED!
            LMBO!

          • Dr Seuss

            Hahahaha! I know right. Look at Marlo for instance…7 arrest!!! One including a stabbing. She stabbed her best friend. Andy is one messy queen to put her in the mix with a record like that. But she does put Nene in her place, so I’m not complaining. LOL!!!

          • Tigerlily

            To quote one of my all time faves, (said no one ever!) I just love, love , love that Ne-Ne is scared sh!tless over Marlo.
            Even Ne-Ne knows not to mess with a real gangsta’.
            Marlo can go from “Oh no she didn’t!” to “Wish a muther-fvcker would” in a nano-second!
            If anybody don’t play that, it’s Marlo!
            ROTFLMBO!

          • Dr Seuss

            BOOM! I wish I could stop laughing long enough to type this comment. (((20 UP ARROWS))) to you! This chit is funny as hell.

          • Tigerlily

            Ha-ha, Thanks Doc. Always glad to share a few sh!ts & giggles among friends. Sure beats the alternative.