CountDown To LockDown: Apollo Nida Sentencing Watch July 8, 2014

Posted on Jul 7 2014 - 1:53pm by Editor

rhoa-apollo-nida

Let “All About The Tea” be your headquarters for the Apollo Nida, 35, fraud case. Please refer to the site as a centralized location to acquire information regarding the Apollo’s criminal proceedings. Use this thread to ask all your questions. Feel free to vent, make inquiries, asks legal questions. All questions will be answered.

 

  • Apollo Nida is confirmed to appear in court on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Apollo pled Guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud on May 6, 2014 via “Plea Agreement”
  • His charges carry up to a 30 year sentence and  fines up to $1 million, plus restitution for an estimated $2.3 million
  • As of 7/2/2014 – Apollo’s attorney’s have requested that the Atlanta District Court change his status from Criminal History Category V to Criminal History Category IV
  • His attorneys argued for a lesser criminal category in 3 documents last week citing his history of three probation revocations, driving under the influence, and giving a false name to law enforcement, all before he turned 24 years old saying. Releasing the following statement:

“A criminal history category of V substantially overstates the seriousness of Mr. Nida’s criminal past, thus warranting a departure from the Guidelines range. Mr. Nida’s lengthy but early small-time criminal history is simply not in the same league as the “violent offenders, drug kingpins and perpetrators of far more serious offenses” that Criminal History Category V was designed to address.”

How It Began…

Apollo Nida and his wife, Phaedra Parks joined the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta in 2009. The couple used the platform to catapult them to fame. They portrayed themselves as….Phaedra, the high power attorney and Apollo….the reformed ex-con turned business man.The questionable part is the fortune that was amassed by the couple during the marriage. Reality television has a way of turning unknowns to sought after celebrities over night, celebrities with flailing careers suddenly become relevant again, and more importantly, it has a way of digging skeletons out of some very deep, dark closets. Phaedra Parks (attorney, funeral home director, and author) and Apollo Nida have many raising an eyebrow at their questionable behavior. 

It All Came Crashing Down…

Back in January 2014, the feds charged Apollo in a massive bank and identity fraud scheme. Apollo, who is currently on state parole for a 2004 racketeering conviction, didn’t seem phased by the charges. The scam involved, opening 50 bank accounts in and around the Atlanta area, using stolen identities and depositing stolen US Treasury checks, fraudulent checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees. According to the US Attorneys’ office, Feds pounced on Nida last year after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed the stolen checks then laundered the money through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole. Feds also claim Nida bilked even more cash by filing fake tax returns and obtaining bank loans against cars he didn’t own. Phaedra has not been indicted in any charges, however, two of Apollo’s shell companies list Phaedra as an “Officer” of the company. Gayle St. Julien, Apollo’s accomplice in the scheme was arrested in September of 2013, agreeing to record Apollo while he incriminated himself. Back in November 2013, Mrs. St. Julien pled guilty and accepted a plea deal for her involvement in the Identity Fraud Scam masterminded by Apollo Nida. The feds charged Gayla St. Julien with opening 40 bank accounts in and around the Atlanta area, using stolen identities and depositing stolen US Treasury checks, fraudulent checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees. In addition to, checks in the names of real people who were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies.


Trouble At Home…

Since Apollo was criminally charged by the feds, reports have circulated the reality couple’s marriage has been on the rocks. Allegedly, Apollo and Phaedra are legally separated after five years of marriage. The couple married in 2009 after Apollo was released from prison on a racketeering conviction.


Criminal Conduct…

Apollo is no stranger to crime and prison. The former RHOA star served five years in federal prison from 2004 – 2009 for Racketeering. Upon his release, he married RHOA star, Phaedra Parks and seemed to have turned his life around but as we know now that was not the case. On Friday 24, 2014, the U.S. District Attorney of Georgia charged Apollo Nida with bank fraud and aggravated identity fraud. The news was made public by the U.S. District Attorney’s complaint filed in Atlanta on Thursday, Jan 23.  Apollo surrendered to US Marshals on Friday 24, 2014 and appeared in front of an US magistrate judge at the US District Court in downtown Atlanta. Apollo is currently on state parole in Georgia stemming from a 2004 racketeering conviction which he served a 5 year prison sentence from 2004 to 2009. His wife, Phaedra Parks, represented him in that case.

 

“Like” us on Facebook  “Follow” us on Twitter and on Instagram 

About the Author

Writing Staff at All About The Tea

  • cait

    No wonder he went to jail if he used this Entertainment Liar to represent him ! 1 known client and from what I’ve seen, small time druggies more recently ! She couldn’t even sort out Sheree’s case ! So Fraudra is better off dealing with the dead but I can’t believe her hands are clean on both cases !

  • Summer

    Did if not learn anything the first time, yikes phaedra is representing apollo she hasn’t won any big cases.

    If i were Apollo I’d get a experienced criminal lawyer that deals with these cases .

    I still think phaedra is in on it & will get away like the first time Apollo committed the same crimes.

    Can anyone one tell me Apollo committed some of the same crimes as the Guidices yet the max sentence is 30yrs plus 1 million & restitution.

    Whereas the Guidice are looking at 58yrs each. Is it because different states have different laws Im from Aust soI’m not familiar with US laws our laws Im Australia are are the same from state to state.

    I truly hope phaedra pays for her part in this

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      If Phaekra is still in Mexico, I would doubt that she’s representing Apollo in court.
      Does anybody know if Phaekra made it back to the States?

  • WestCoastFeed

    And has Phaedra set a date for her deposition in the Angela Stanton libel case?

  • Zoe D.

    Just lock him up already…and go after Phaedra, next. She’s got this arrogant attitude…as if she can’t be touched. I for one will be happy to see her go down.

    • Missy

      I agree!! Phaedra needs to have that arrogant Teflon attitude smacked right off of her! Like a true sociopath, they think they can outsmart ANYONE! She’s cunning, devious, manipulative and I’d put NOTHING past Fakedra!!! I would love to hear the history on that lady….won’t be shocked if there’s a whole lot there…..and Momma Preacher looks like she likes to whole in money and status too. Nothing humble about the Parks family! JMO

  • JustLetrice

    He is a career criminal. He will get out and repeat the crime as he did before.

  • Marsbars09

    Doc, you are a wealth of information. Thank you for providing such in-depth details of Apollo’s sentencing information.
    Also, thank you for providing a detailed background on Apollo’s criminal history. It will make it more comprehensible for posters when his sentence is announced tomorrow.
    I will be sure to follow you as you provide coverage of the proceedings as it happens.

  • Marsbars09

    Well Doc, I guess tomorrow Apollo and the rest of the world will find out how long he will be sentenced to prison.
    I feel the most for his baby boys as they will grow up without their father. There may also be a chance their dirty lowlife mama may be indicted on criminal charges before the year is up.
    I bet Fake never thought things would end this way. They got to live one way on TV and quite another off camera. I bet she regrets the day she married Apollo.

    • cait

      SHE MARRIED HIM TO BUY HIS SILENCE AND THE DUMBASS FELL FOR IT ! HE NEEDS TO WISE UP AND HELP HIMSELF !

      • Marsbars09

        Cait, why are you yelling?

        • cait

          Caps lock engaged, but I want to yell as he’s throwing his life away for this troll ! Someone said he had a long criminal history, any details peps ?

          • Marsbars09

            Doc lists his charges in the article above.

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            I have no problems what-so-ever with your all caps comment.
            Works for me!

      • I agree. I really feel she married him as a promise to take care of him when he came out of prison and to keep him quite. And you’re right, he is a dumb ass that’s why he fell for it.

      • SAMRA1116

        But she paid the price—we all see why ms southern belle married a THUG and tried to fool ppl. Not me, no attorney would marry a crook, without something on each other. rolling the dice—bye crook
        FHA I would be making in the background my own deal—-if you’re a crook, then he’ll act like it. Fhedra the fraud is clean—only bec their is higher ppl than those dumb ass, pulling the REAL CHAIN. LOL

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Spot ON!
        I hope he Sings, LOUD and LONG.

    • Hi Marsie,

      Ain’t that the truth. Phae never thought her dirty deeds would catch up to her. But no deed goes unpaid for. What you do in the dark will eventually come to light. Phae’s day of reckoning is coming.

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      I think her marriage to Apollo was completely for legal reasons…husbands can’t be compelled to testify against their wife (and vice-versa) if they don’t want to.

  • cait

    Would you trust a woman, Fraudsta,, who wears a bridal gown, to her “friends wedding” ?

    • LMAO!!!!! You’re hilarious! 🙂

      • cait

        Now you’re ass-less so I won’t be marrying you anytime soon, Doc !

        • LOL!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            Mornin’ DocTah!

  • SAMRA1116

    What channel is carrying this feed, from outside the court house—-tomorrow

  • Missy

    What time is this sentencing supposed to be today?

    • Morning Missy!

      2:00 p.m. EST

      • Missy

        Morning Doc! ((((Wave))))

  • Norrth

    What goes through your head on a day like today, if you’re in Apollo’s shoes? Is he upset with himself for getting back in the game? Did he think he’d learned enough lessons from his last bust to not get caught this time? Sad to leave his boys, happy to be away from his wife? I wonder if he put money away for his boys, knowing he might not be around to raise them.

    Screw his lawyers for claiming his actions have been exaggerated. Really?

    • Missy

      Hi North, I don’t think Apollo has shown any remorse. He’s sorry for being caught but don’t think he’s sorry for what he actually done. Given the chance, Apollo would go back to some kind of scam. It’s what he knows and probably gives him some kinda high thinking how brilliant he is ( in his mind) to get over on people and the system. Drunk & giddy with power. Same traits in Sociopaths. Never mind his wife…..she is the epitome of a sociopath and definetely finds great pleasure in conning the system. Just observe her mocking grin and laugh she always has plastered on her face. Dupers Delight! Sorry to say, I think for them, especially her, having those kids were part of ” the game”, for use to garner sympathy in case they were caught; keep Apollo from talking and implicating her; sympathy from courts and public and God only knows what else Fakedra’s sick calculating mind thought up.
      Unfortunately, I think these kids didn’t have much of a chance with these two parents as examples. The law of probability is that most likely they would have learned how to be like their parents after years of exposure to them. I think these children have a better chance of growing up to be decent and honest human beings with better examples as parents in their lives. I hope those extravagant parties Fakedra has exposed them too, doesn’t have lasting effects on them, and hopefully they don’t grow up to be entitled, spoiled, materialistic human beings. Good things come out of bad things and maybe the downfall of these parents at their very young age proves to be a blessing. Remember, God’s ways are not our ways. Sorry, for the long rant but I just can’t stand these two

      • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

        Phake and Pollo’s kids will do just fine in comparison to the complete H3LL that Angela Stanton and her kids have had to endure.
        And it seems that little Phake will possibly be facing the authorities because one of Phakes old cronies isn’t so willing to be silent anymore.
        I look forward to watching it all unfold.

        • Missy

          Me too!!!! I wanna see that toothy grin wiped off her face! Didn’t trust her from day one and never laughed at her one liners. Kandi always kinda rubbed me the wrong way also…..something about her….very passive aggressive!

  • nan/4

    Two more hours! I can’t imagine what Apollo must be feeling right now….Something tells me he’s NOT going to get off easy. What did he think? That because he was on a reality show and married to a lawyer that no one would be paying attention? Dumb is dumb! SMH!!!!!

    • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

      I’m thinking that after he cleans up the mess in his nickers, again, he’ll see if he can “sing” some more for a lighter sentence.
      I wonder if Phaekra likes the tenor tones in his singing voice.

      • nan/4

        Hi Tre’s! Hope all is well. What’s happening with with Phaeke-Phaeke’s potential (yeah, right) involvement, I wonder?

        • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

          Something about that woman has always made me feel like I needed to bathe after seeing her on TV.
          After reading Angela Stanton’s book, my original take on the dog, was further substantiated to me as being a correct my opinion of what a complete arrogant/narcissistic/demonic jerk Phake is and likely always has been.

          • nan/4

            Me too!!!! 😮 How could it be POSSIBLE that she knew nothing about what he was doing? He doesn’t strike me as being very bright either. I personally think that she was majorly involved!

          • Tre’s Pic’s aren’t Angelic

            If you read Angela Stanton’s book on this subject, it’s pretty clear and totally believable that Phaekra is/was chin deep in this criminal activity.

          • nan/4

            I wonder how she looks in orange? :-/

    • I think he’ll get 15 years. He must be shaking in his boots right now. Poor guy! 🙁

  • cait

    I read, on a regular news site, that other cast members were being investigated ! Mmmm ! Could this explain the mysterious $10,000 that “No income Greg” supposedly got from “No personality Dwight”

  • nan/4

    The tension is mounting….. :-O Doc, we’ll be waiting to hear the ruling!!

  • Missy

    Went to my mailbox and perfect timing to recieve my Angela Stanton book!!!!!

    • nan/4

      I just ordered mine!!!

  • Missy

    Are we all on ET? If yes, 13 min. to go!!!!

  • Guest

    Can we see this anywhere?

    • nan/4

      Isn’t there something like “Court TV?”

    • WestCoastFeed

      HLN has tweeted that they will be covering it at 1 p.m.

      • nan/4

        It’s 11:13 here on the west coast. I’m confused.

        • 2:00 PM EST Apollo is scheduled to be sentenced.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Sorry about that, I tried to correct the post and just made it worse. HLN’s coverage will begin at 3 Eastern, 12 here in the West.

          • nan/4

            OH! Okay. Thanks a lot WCF!

          • Missy Michelle

            It’s 2:19 here in East Coast. Time enough to get the popcorn and get comfy!

  • Missy Michelle

    I’m Missy Michelle=Missy……finally registered instead of signing in as a guest

    • nan/4

      Hi Missy! Nice to meet you! Welcome!

      • Missy Michelle

        Thanks Nan! 🙂

    • Welcome Missy!! 🙂

  • WestCoastFeed

    Angela Stanton is there. She came “to see justice served.” HLN tweet.

    • nan/4

      Wow. This is making ME nervous. Can you imagine what he is feeling right now? OMG!

      • Sweating bullets!!! Scared out of his mind.

        • nan/4

          Yup. I hope he brought a change of underwear. Seriously!

    • Go Angela!!!!! I’m rooting for you!

    • Really…I don’t see that tweet.

      • WestCoastFeed

        One of Tracy Murphy’s tweets.

    • Missy Michelle

      West, I just received Angela’s book earlier and it grips you from the very beginning!!! I forced myself to put it down so I can have a riveting bed read tonight. Dr. Alveda King wrote the foward. She believed in her from the beginning.

  • WestCoastFeed

    HLN says that the hearing is over. Reporter should be out of courtroom soon. But then she adds to watch HLN at 3 for details.

  • nan/4

    OT, but I’m watching HLN now, and the mother of that little boy looks too calm to me. Something is fishy. JMO

    • cait

      What little boy, nan ?

      • nan/4

        The little boy who was left in the hot car and died. His father is on trial for murder.

    • I bet they’ll arrest her next.

      • nan/4

        I think so too, Doc.

  • Twitter is reporting the folloiwing but it’s NOT confirmed:

    BREAKING: Apollo Nida sentanced to NO JAIL time and 1.9 million in damages and 15 years probation. No jail time #RHOA #APOLLONIDA

    • nan/4

      No way. How could that be?

  • cait

    Done everything to get on HLN, to no avail. All US channels on TV have been Europeanised, So keep me up to date pleeeaasee !

  • HLN Update: Apollo has not been sentenced yet but will be any moment

  • HLN is talking about Apollo now.

  • nan/4

    They just mentioned the sentencing…..are talking now…..

  • Missy Michelle

    Twitter is saying NO JAIL TIME!!!!!!! 15 yrs probation and 1.5 million dollar fine! I hope this is A RUMOR!!!!!!! I have palpitations already that this MOFO may get off!!!!!!

    • nan/4

      NO!!!!!!!!!!

  • Missy Michelle

    It just CAN’T be!!! If someone started this rumor on Twitter, I don’t find it funny ESPECIALLY that thousands of people across the country do jail time for stupid sh*t!!!!!!

  • Missy Michelle

    There should be a major boycott of RHOA if this MOFO doesn’t do hard time! Matter of fact, BRAVO in it’s entirety. Seems that the Giudices get away with postponing when you or I would have been thrown in the pokey already!!

  • cait

    Didn’t the woman who set him up get at least 5 yrs ?

  • nan/4

    What is taking so long?

  • cait

    He may have a sweet deal to turn in his co-conspirators ! Sealed papers were handed in to court, the other day ! He may end up with custody of the boys ! !

  • WestCoastFeed

    8 years.

    • nan/4

      What? That’s all?

      • WestCoastFeed

        I’m hoping she’ll have more when this airs.

  • WestCoastFeed

    yasmin tweets–8 years with voluntary surrender.

  • Missy Michelle

    Somebody get me the fibrillator!! Now Twitter saying he only got 8 years! Are you kidding me????

  • nan/4

    If that’s true, then it’s a travesty. I have no words…..

    • WestCoastFeed

      Who did he rat out?

      • nan/4

        I’m totally confused. Who knows…. Maybe his wife? What the hell????

      • cait

        Well there’s Fraudsta, and there’s Fraudsta and mmmmm… let me see Oh yes Fraudsta !

        • Missy Michelle

          West, Fraudsta is conveniently having a good ole time in Mexico! Do they have extradition laws??

          • cait

            Hi MM, Once they meet her, they’ll drop-kick her considerable ass across the border !

      • cait

        Then there’s his good friend Peter who was stone broke one week and the next paid $1m for the wedding, and Ooohh yes, there’s Fraudsta !

      • cait

        Then there’s Greg and that mysterious $10,000 he allegedly borrowed from Dwight the Dork ! Then hopefully Juicy Tre, Neigh-Neigh and Tricky Vicky G ! This is my wish list !

    • Missy Michelle

      8 yrs AND voluntary surrender! I guess the Judge forgot to take him to lunch too!!!! Judicial System is disgusting in this country. Lady Justice’s scales lean to one side. The wrong side!

    • Breaking News!!! Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Bank & Identity Fraud Case http://www.allaboutthetea.com/2014/07/08/breaking-news-apollo-nida-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison-for-bank-identity-fraud-case/

    • Missy Michelle

      A travesty indeed! This Judge cared more about the perpetrator than the victims (taxpayers). Angela had to give birth cuffed to a bed post and yet this MOFO gets off with 8 years as a second offender of the same offense……and in which most likely he’ll do less than that! Life can be so demoralizing! SMDH

  • WestCoastFeed

    Phaedra was not there. Someone says Bravo was filming? This is fed, no cameras in courtroom/ I have a dentist appot. TTYL

  • Breaking News: Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison For Bank & Identity Fraud Case http://www.allaboutthetea.com/2014/07/08/breaking-news-apollo-nida-sentenced-to-8-years-in-prison-for-bank-identity-fraud-case/

  • Pingback: [ apollo nida sentencing july 8 2014 ] Best Web Pages | (KoreanNetizen)()