Apollo Nida Surrenders To Prison Today

Posted on Sep 10 2014 - 1:01pm by Editor

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Apollo Nida is re-adding a less prestigious line to his resume today: Bureau of Prisons inmate. 

According to the Bureau of Prisons, Apollo Nida is suppose to report to FMC Lexington Federal Prison in Lexington, Kentucky, today (September 10th) at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Apollo Nida, 35, is no stranger to crime and prison. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” star served five years in federal prison from 2004 to 2009 for racketeering. Upon his release, he married Phaedra Parks and seemed to have turned his life around.

On May 6th, Nida was convicted of conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud and on July 8th, the reality star was sentenced to 8 years in prison with 5 years supervised release. He was ordered to serve his time at FMC Lexington Federal Prison in Lexington, Kentucky.

[READ] Apollo Nida SNITCHED On Atlanta Police To Get Lighter Sentence

Apollo stated in court that the pressures of being on reality television and maintaining a lifestyle he couldn’t afford drove him to commit fraud and the situation took a major toll on him. So much, he once suffered a nervous breakdown over the massive strain to keep up with the Joneses.

 “I take full responsibility for my actions. It was a dumb situation I put myself in. I got sucked in and engulfed and lost sight of things” 

Before heading off to the slammer, Apollo did one last interview with Forbes Magazine:

Apollo has two major regrets:

“I have two major regrets. The first is not being true to myself. When I came out of prison the first time, I told myself that I never wanted to be in this situation again. I had numerous talks with myself. I knew how to stay out of trouble but I lost focus. I didn’t stay true and I found myself quickly caught up in the same lifestyle I left six years prior. When I came home from prison, I wanted to be different. I wanted to live an honest life. I really did. I should have stuck to my guns. My second regret is letting my boys down. Now, my kids are going to have Christmas without their dad because of my decisions. Although I let them down, I will never stop loving them.”

Does he regret appearing on the RHOA:

“When I look back on my five years on the show, I don’t regret being on the show. At the time, I thought I was supporting my wife and her role on the show. Now that I look back on where I am now and where I came from, I wish I had taken a step back and truly figured out how to determine a storyline without causing any controversy.”

What he’ll miss the most while in prison:

“First and foremost, I will miss my sons the most. Ayden and Dylan mean the world to me. I grew up without a father so leaving my boys is extremely difficult.”

[READ] Hot Tea Alert: Feds Serve Apollo Nida With $1.9 Million Restitution Lien

As of 1:45 pm EST, an FMC Lexington Federal Prison official told me that Apollo Nida has NOT surrendered into their custody. However, Lexington is preparing for his arrival as noted in a local news cast.

 

We’re monitoring this case closely and will keep you posted. Stay tuned.

 

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  • twifan2

    AND NOW for the Juicys to FOLLOW next!
    Wonder if Juicy could be at the same prison as Apollo?

    • WestCoastFeed

      And Teresa. I think I read that there’s a female section at that place.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Juicy is already packed..he cannot stand Tre…

      • twifan2

        MAYBE that’s why Juicy’s been crying! He’s not sad he has to sell their house! He’s sad because their sentencing got postponed, thus his time WITH Tre was extended! 😉

        • nan/4

          HA!

        • Marsbars09

          LOL!

        • LMAO!!! U sooo crazy! 🙂

      • Right…jail is a welcome vacation for him.

  • singlegurl4ever

    All I can say at least he owned up to his wrong doings. Odd he stole way less than the Giudices, but he’s getting way more time. Oh wait don’t say it previous record!

    • twifan2

      I actually feel a little more pity toward Apollo than I do Juicy. :/

      • Same here. I don’t know why but I view him as a victim of Phaedra’s. I have so much pity for the man.

    • Hey girl…..how you doing?

      • singlegurl4ever

        I’m doing good how about yourself? Don’t see you on twitter much these days? Miss your tweets.

        • Hey hey…..I try when I can. Thanks boo, I miss you too.

    • Trippinhhard

      That’s the truth in sentencing.. Crack/cocaine same drug but crack gets the max sentencing, coke a slap on the wrist. JMTC

  • So Apollo hasn’t surrendered yet….I wonder what the hold up is?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Phaedra hid his car keys?

      • nan/4

        Maybe he made a get-away! Ruh rooo……;-/

      • LOL

    • RonnieIsBack

      Fakedra hid is back pack.
      Good Moooooorning hunty!

      • Ahahahahaha!!!!!! Good afternoon, Ronnie!

  • CoolBreeze14

    LMBO! That’s a good looking first photo of him though! For some reason I don’t think pretty bot Apollo who’s been seen EVERYWHERE because of the show will make it out of prison. It’s a known fact that he snitched…A LOT. However, TMZ is reporting that Phaedra is telling people that he abandoned his family over the last 2 months. She is really delusional because she’s been all over the place as well trying to act like Ferguson’s savior. FAKE! Hopefully he’ll learn his lesson. I’m hoping this upcoming season will be Phaedra’s last because without Apollo there is NOTHING about her interesting. Her boys are cute or whatever but there’s a LOT of cute kids.

    • Marsbars09

      I was tripping over that too CB! I was like BS, Fake left Apollo long ago. She’s trying to win as much sympathy as possible. EPIC FAIL.

    • “Ferguson’s savior”<—– #Dead That's so disgusting to see that fake bitch exploiting a tragedy for free press. The bitch have no shame!

      • Marsbars09

        I was wondering what her pompous ass was doing in Ferguson during the tragedy.

        • WestCoastFeed

          She had been in the area for a book signing and decided to cash in on the free publicity by posing with the grieving mother.

          • nan/4

            Precisely!!!!

          • Marsbars09

            That’s a true sociopath for you.

      • CoolBreeze14

        LMBO!

    • twifan2

      Does Phae even know where Ferguson is? :/

      • CoolBreeze14

        LOL! She was all over Michael Brown’s grandmother trying to comfort her. Ugh, that woman…smh

  • CoolBreeze14

    You know Kenya is somewhere wheeping that she won’t get to lust over Apollo anymore and vice versa. LOL. I guess she saved the previous pics she had of him on her phone and laptop. Now if only Phaedra can get got then we can really celebrate!

    • RonnieIsBack

      Kenya isn’t thinking about the jailbird..she got her apology on camera.
      All is well with Ms. Moore…
      But she is laughing her azz off at Fakedra…( I would be too)

      • CoolBreeze14

        I feel you, chile I used to ride hard for Kenya too but she is really shady on Twitter.

        • WestCoastFeed

          And she is very clever. She is much too smart for those other housewives.

          • CoolBreeze14

            Definitely! I heard Claudia Jordan ripped Nene to shreds on their Puerto Rico trip though…can’t wait to see that!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Good. That’s why Atlanta is such a treat. The funniest housewives are all there.

          • Marsbars09

            Damn! I wonder how Moose reacted?

          • CoolBreeze14

            Heard Moose had an emotional breakdown!

          • Marsbars09

            Damn, she must be in a bad place without Cynthia

          • CoolBreeze14

            Oh yeah but for some reason I’m wondering if this beef with Cynthia and Nene is staged…I remember Nene releasing some text messages between her and Cynthia at the end of last season…hmmm

          • Marsbars09

            I don’t know. We’ll soon find out though.

  • WestCoastFeed

    How soon will the divorce papers be filed? Is she just waiting to hear that cell door clang?

    • nan/4

      YUP! You got that right!!!!

    • Marsbars09

      I don’t know, but a divorce is imminent. Trust.

      • Trippinhhard

        She’s had those ready, since the fight, she just haven’t dated them. lol

        • nan/4

          LOL!!!! Hiya sweetheart!!! How are you feeling? Better I hope! 🙂

          • Trippinhhard

            Good as I can be—cut my hair off, bec it falling out n broke my damn foot yesterday. LOL
            I can’t win for losing, but I’m still here, now I’ve got a 10lb boot to wear. What’s next.

          • nan/4

            Aww. I’m sorry to hear that honey. No more of this crap is what’s next! All good thoughts coming your way. Hang in there, K?

            HUGE (((HUGS)))

          • Trippinhhard

            I’m a medical walking, talking dictionary. But I’m not giving in..
            Thank u Nan

  • Trippinhhard

    Well that a nice picture of him—I do think he regret his sons being fatherless, but old Phedra is already sneaking around. Blue collar crimes don’t receive the same punishment —–
    Joe/Teresa anyone —forget the first time.

    • Hey Samra!

      • Trippinhhard

        One criminal Dow n two to go..
        Does anyone know why Joe n Teresa is facing less time—-13 million scandal
        Where’s the justice in the system??

  • WestCoastFeed

    Hey!! I just noticed. There’s not one “at the end of the day” in his comments.

  • CoolBreeze14

    I’m sorry, I KNOW this is so wrong but yet so funny to me. I had to post this comment from TMZ’s comment section about Phae:

    Tony626
    “She looks like a shaved chimpanzee.”

    • RonnieIsBack

      they didn’t lie LOL..

      • CoolBreeze14

        LMBO!

    • Marsbars09

      OMG! That’s a first! To me she has a face of a pug.

      • CoolBreeze14

        LOL! She’s not attractive at all!

  • RonnieIsBack

    woooow no love for Fakedra lol…he is subtly (if he could actually knows how to be subtle..or spell it…we’ll wait)…
    ahem
    He said he wished he wouldn’t have made up chit for a storyline but fell back…hmmmmm
    Interestink!
    Welp I hope he packed his backpack backpack (my nieces loves Dora the Explorer) to take on his first day of school (prison)..
    See ya sucka!!!!!!!
    Snitchazz!

    • CoolBreeze14

      Hilarious!

    • Marsbars09

      You’re so funny Ronnie!
      How are you today? I haven’t chatted with you in a while.

  • nan/4

    I don’t feel the least bit sorry for Apollo or his wife. He went to prison for a long time for committing the same crimes, got out of prison, got married, and then picked up where he left off. Did he think that the second time was going to be the charm? I mean….come on. Do I think that his wife was aware of what he was doing? Absolutely, and probably had a hand in it. Do I think that it’s unfair that Joe is going to get less time than Apollo? Hell yes! That’s absurd! They both ratted people out for a reduced sentence, but Apollo’s reduction will turn out to be very different from Juicy’s. I noticed that he would only miss his children, not his wife who is busy divorcing herself from him AND the crimes that were committed. I hope they catch her big booty too! Innocent, she’s not. You can run Phe-Phe, but you can’t hide!

    They better both watch their backs while in prison for more reasons than one! I don’t think that prisoners who snitch are wildly popular……nu uh….

    WHEW! I feel better now…..lol

    Good day all! I hope that everyone in the AAtT family is having a great day today! 🙂

    • WestCoastFeed

      Hi, nan. Hope things are going well for you today. I just wonder, was Phaedra smart enough to insulate herself from his crimes?

      • nan/4

        I’m hangin’ in here WCF, thanks! I think that with her being a lawyer that she THINKS that they’ll look the other way, but that’s not going to work. Seriously, where did she think the money he was spending was coming from….a money tree? Nah…she had a part in it, and it’s only time before the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, comes out. JMO though.

        How are you today honey?

        • WestCoastFeed

          I’m good, thanks. We can thank The Foxy Jurist for informing us that Phaedra is going to be responsible for some of that restitution. That must be frosting her.

          • nan/4

            I think that it’s going to go further than just paying restitution though. If they can prove that she was involved, she’ll be off to the big house. Children or not…..this would be a lawyer committing crimes, and that’s REALLY bad!

            Glad to hear that all is good with you WCF! :-))

      • Marsbars09

        Insulate? Fake was either a part of it or had some knowledge of his activities.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, but did she know how to keep herself legally separate from them?

          • Marsbars09

            Oh, I don’t know.

          • nan/4

            I don’t think she’s as bright as she professes to be, but that’s JMO. I think that it’s all going to catch up to her eventually. They’re just gathering the evidence, and the woman needs to be deposed already!

          • WestCoastFeed

            She was deposed on the Angela Stanton defamation suit. But she either couldn’t remember anything or she refused to answer questions.

          • nan/4

            Well, isn’t that strange? Couldn’t remember?? Why is that exactly? Refuses to answer…..hmm…… Yes indeed. Makes perfect sense to me! The woman was involved. There is not a doubt in my mind about it.

    • CoolBreeze14

      Well said Nan!

      • nan/4

        Why I thank you CB! Nice to meet you, BTW.

        Take good care!!! 😉

        • CoolBreeze14

          You’re welcome and same here!!! I didn’t realize we hadn’t met…LOL

          • nan/4

            Hey, I’m on pain meds, so I’m a little loopy now. We probably did! Sorry. Let me try again. Ahem…It’s nice to see you again CB!!! LOL

            Be well! 😉

          • CoolBreeze14

            LOL!!! Hope you feel better Nan! I used to be go by “Summer Breeze” btw.

          • nan/4

            TY. 🙂

    • Marsbars09

      Preach Nan! Your comment is spot on! I don’t think Apollo has any remorse for his crimes, just that he got caught. And I do believe Fake was aware of his activities and possibly had a hand in it.
      I think Fake will be indicted on something before the year is up.

      • nan/4

        Hey there Marsie! How are you? I hope you’re having a good one today!

        Yes, I’m right there with you. Again, they had all this money coming in, and what…..she thought he won it in a crap game? No, no, no. Little Miss Prim and Proper…ISN’T!!!!!

        Be well, my friend! 😉

        • Marsbars09

          Thanks nan! I hope you’re feeling well yourself.

    • Bwahahaha!!! OMG! I love this comment. I’m ROFL @ I hope they catch her big booty too! <—— ROFLMAO!!!!

    • Trippinhhard

      I spill my coke reading your comment. ROTFLMFAO

  • CoolBreeze14

    It amazes me too that at THIS point there is still delusional, simple-minded folks caping for Phaedra saying stuff like, “She was too good for him” as if she had NO criminal history. People need to wake up and stop reading ATLien’s hoodrat blog. LOL

    • Marsbars09

      True dat CB! Other blogs are already feeling sorry for “poor Phaedra”. BS! I saw through her fakeness from almost day one. That b*tch isn’t pulling the wool over my eyes !

      • CoolBreeze14

        LMBO! Right! They’ll be the idiots that will be super shocked when fish lips goes down and I’m going to have a party that day! ☺

        • Marsbars09

          LOL! I know how much you detest Fake and the hood rats that support her.

          • CoolBreeze14

            Can’t stand them…they be the ones you see up in the Beauty Supply stores with the blue and red weave extension…ugh! BARF!

          • Marsbars09

            LOL!

  • Marsbars09

    Damn, September 10 came in a flash! Unlike the Fraudices’, the Feds didn’t f*ck around throwing Apollo in the penn.
    I guess Apollo will be reporting to his new home soon. Well, it’s actually a home away from home since he spent most of his life incarcerated.
    I do feel bad for Ayden & Dylan. There father loved the criminal life more than the family life.

    • Hey Marsie! I feel HORRIBLE for the kids. Their parents clearly have no regard for them.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Doc! Agreed, the boys have narcissists as parents.

        • WestCoastFeed

          Now,, Marsie. Shouldn’t we all have been rooting for his getting probation because of his 2 beautiful sons? Ala Teresa’s fans.

          • Marsbars09

            Oh WCF, you’re such a kind soul but no, Apollo doesn’t deserve probation & neither do the Giudices’.

          • nan/4

            Yeah…..right. All of that “cry me a river” going on in NJ is sickening already. Enough! Put the BOTH in jail where they belong!

  • CoolBreeze14

    Are Kenya and Cynthia a new couple now? They have been EVERYWHERE together it seems since Moose got out the picture! It’s very obvious the cast is divided because I only see pictures of those two, Demetria, and Claudia together. Then you have Horsha, Faketra, HeNen, and Kandi together…crazy!

    • Hey girlfriend….what’s CRAZY is Nene is friends with Fake! When Fake tried to use Nene’s sister to hurt her. I guess Nene is keeping her enemies close. LOL!

      • CoolBreeze14

        Hey girl! It’s so fake chile! Nene has NEVER liked Phaedra. She just needs someone to film with but oh Nene will get hers…I just don’t think she’s as vile of a woman as Phaedra.

  • Jennymckitty

    I can’t imagine how hard this day must be for him. I know that he did this to himself and he deserves this prison sentence but I still feel for him. I can’t rejoice in the fact that he threw his life away.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Jenny! Agreed. Despite Apolllo’s faults this must be a very difficult day for him.

    • Trippinhhard

      So true—he is regretting everything he did.. Who knows how Fhedra made him feel at home, about finding a good paying job n everything southern belle. Sip n see sweet tea..

  • WestCoastFeed

    Oh, Oh, tmz is saying he is AWOL. Went to Phaedra’s where he went nuts because she wouldn’t put any money on his book.

    • CoolBreeze14

      What does AWOL mean? Sorry LOL

      • WestCoastFeed

        Absent WithOut Leave.

    • nan/4

      He made a run for the border! Oh my….

      • WestCoastFeed

        Story says that an arrest warrant is about to be issued.

        • nan/4

          He better show up soon. Wow. He’ll get even more time tacked on to his sentence now!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Nan, another blogger contradicts this story and says he did turn himself in.

          • Jennymckitty

            Oh, good.

          • nan/4

            Hi Jenny? How’s my girl doin’? Good, I hope! 🙂

          • Jennymckitty

            Hey Nan, I’m good. I am so glad to see you on here. I hope that means that you are feeling OK.

          • nan/4

            Happy to hear it! I’m okay. Still in pain, but taking my meds. I’m trying to stay busy here so I don’t have to think about the surgery on Tuesday. It’s not the surgery that scares me as much as the anesthesia does. Oh well, I have to get it over with!

            Thanks for asking. Take good care Jenny! 😉

          • nan/4

            I sure do hope that’s the case!!!!!

        • CoolBreeze14

          Oh wow! That fool is crazy!

    • Jennymckitty

      Oh my, I wonder if it is true. Bravo must be overjoyed. I don’t think they will be happy until they get a murder on film.

      • WestCoastFeed

        TMZ is pretty reliable, I think. But they got the Giudice bankruptcy story wrong, so I would like verification on this.

        • Jennymckitty

          This doesn’t sound good at all. I hope he is still alive.

      • twifan2

        Supposedly, Bravo was there at the time. :/

    • twifan2

      We’ll have to wait & see what the evening news have on this.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Another blogger who reports from Atlanta has an altogether different story. She says he turned himself in, maybe a half hour after deadline. May have been filmed by a van across the street. And that Bravo later filmed at Phaedra’s home and caught the boys playing happily.

    • Marsbars09

      Wow! I’ll watch that episode!

  • CoolBreeze14

    WOOOO this is getting good!!! The fact that the Bravo cameras caught all this crap is amazing!

    • twifan2

      OR helped set it up?! :/

      • CoolBreeze14

        It wouldn’t surprise me, Bravo is shady!

        • Trippinhhard

          She did he’s too dumb to think that way. We all saw how dumb he is.
          Bragging about 10K at the strip club—I would have left his ass in that room, his clothes would be on the carport.. No joking.

          • CoolBreeze14

            LOL!

  • RonnieIsBack

    I cannot stand his azz…he is gettin what he deserves….

  • WestCoastFeed

    CNN is reporting that he turned himself in. I think I’ll go with the CNN story and discount TMZ.

    • twifan2

      Yes, he’s Nida, 35, became inmate 65725-019 now.

      • That’s just his register # I’m not sure that # will be assigned to him officially. He’s still not in the system.

        • twifan2

          Better hurry up, so he can get a prisoner’s acct set up! Man needs his ciggys, snacks, etc… 🙂

          • Hee hee hee….I’m sure every fat woman and their mama is waiting with bated breath to help poor Apollo out. LMAO!!!

          • twifan2

            They’ll have to wait tho. Federal Bureau of Prisons does not permit conjugal visits.
            He’s lucky then-NO Phae! 😉

  • Apollo is not on the run y’all but he hasn’t processed through the BOP system yet. Womp…womp..womp!!!

    I hoping for a high speed chase like OJ in the white Bronco. Dang!!!!

    • Trippinhhard

      That was shameful —- we all remember that crapola —- well he’s in jail for life over autographs.

      • Ahahahaa! FA REALS!!!

        I’ll never forget that day. I was getting ready for a date and was captivated by my little 19″ TV. That was some shit!!!!!

        • Trippinhhard

          I was at work —– that’s the trial of the century.

    • CoolBreeze14

      Me too! That sucks! Oh well…I still believe the best is yet to come…I am even more convinced that he is going to spill Phaedra’s tea.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Does TMZ have another story all wrong?

      • That’s what I’m thinking. Too bad for us. I like TMZ’s story better. LMAO!

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yeah, shoot. Apollo on the lam is a great story. Apollo just being processed through the system is boring.

          • Trippinhhard

            I do believe he went bat shit crazy on Fhedra —- she’s just paying him back for humiliating her over n over again. She better wish he don’t talk. If he does both parents will be in the big house..

  • WestCoastFeed

    The most recent rumor is that his deadline for turning himself in has been extended to 8 p.m. and if he doesn’t show by then a warrant will be issued.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Isn’t it 7:30 there now? Gosh, I hope this rumor is the right rumor and he doesn’t make it by the new deadline.

  • Tre’s a Convicted Felon

    Buh Bye Duh-Pollo!

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Okay gang, CNN is now confirming that he failed to show up. Oh, excellent.

    • Tre’s a Convicted Felon

      Seriously?!?!?!?!?!?

      • WestCoastFeed

        Yes, seriously. But I am afraid they are using TMZ as their source. Nancy Grace will be on in a few minutes. Maybe she will have the story.

        • Jennymckitty

          One that I read actually sourced someone from the corrections dept by name…only reason I would think it is true.
          Edit…it was a US Marshall the quoted.

    • Bonita Gee

      Whaaaaaaaaaaaatttt???? ….. Apollo is AWOL?? DAMN!

    • Marsbars09

      That ain’t good. Do you know what their next step is in apprehending Apollo.

      • Trippinhhard

        Warrant for his arrest, but he will show up, he’s got nowhere to go.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I think he really did turn himself in. but it has been fun imagining him on the lam.

  • WestCoastFeed

    The Bureau of Prisons only updates its database once a day. I think we will just have to wait until tomorrow to get the truth. I suspect the Atlanta blogger is right (sorry to have to say that) and TMZ & CNN are wrong.

  • Trippinhhard

    He on the run to get his last lap dance.
    Fhedra should have expected him to act an ass.. He been an ass since they been on the show. I wonder if she’s drinking some sweet tea with Hennessey in it, to calm her nerve and fan her self. That’s what southern belle do.

  • Bonita Gee

    I try to tell ya’ll Joe Giudice gonna do the same thing. Can’t tell me if a person has a tote bag full of money and private jet warming up somewhere, or a fast car, you can’t skip town?? …… Okay

  • singlegurl4ever

    Well he or some tweeted from his twitter account @2:30am that he had arrived to his destination thanking everyone for the support?! We’ll see if it’s true!

  • distressed

    JHC Almighty (sorry Mom).

    You take one night off from monitoring the activities of admitted felons and this happens. Just wow.

    • Jennymckitty

      You snooze, you lose. You never know what these felons are going to do next.

  • RealitySuxx

    Why didn’t the marshalls take him there? Who was the dummy that thought he’d just get himself to prison??!!! LMAO

    • Jennymckitty

      Kandi was probably driving him…lots of drive-throughs on the way to KY.

      • RealitySuxx

        Kandi, unlike Apollo, works for a living…not her fault this time – she is working in NYC. LOL

  • WestCoastFeed

    7 hours ago apollo tweeted”

    I would like to say thanks 4 everyone’s support & thanks 4 holding me in prayer I’ve arrived 2 my destination and I’m going asunder

    • WestCoastFeed

      I guess that “going asunder” translates to “going to surrender.”

  • WestCoastFeed

    And he put this on instagram:

    http://instagram.com/p/szAjRAoJgp/?modal=true