‘RHOA’ Apollo Nida Caught By Prison Officials With Contraband Cell Phone

Posted on Apr 5 2016 - 8:04am by Avigail

Apollo Nida_RHOA

Apollo Nida, 37, estranged husband of Phaedra Parks, 44, was caught recently with prison contraband.

Not drugs or weapons, but a cell phone! Where do prisoners hide cell phones? 

According to prison officials, the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star used his contraband cell phone to call friends and family from the Fort Dix Correctional Institute.

In August 2014, Nida began serving an 8-year prison sentence for conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud.  Apollo was also ordered to pay $2 million restitution to his victims. He initially began serving his sentence at FMC in Lexington, Kentucky then was transferred to Fort Dix Correctional Institute in New Jersey, late last fall. 

Cell phones are a major problem in the prison system because they are used to make threats, plan escapes and for inmates to continue to make money from illegal activity even while behind bars. Therefore, Apollo‘s punishment is harsh,

“The prison staff took Apollo’s violation very seriously,” the Fort Dix source tells Radar. “He was taken out of camp with the general population and placed in maximum security.”

Despite Phaedra‘s ties to alleged crimes, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star is not suspected of smuggling in the cell phone during her visit a few months ago. The source asserts,

“Phaedra has not been questioned.” 

Reportedly, Nida has alienated fellow inmates with his big ego, the insider reveals.

“Apollo is not well-liked among the other prisoners because he thinks he’s still a famous reality star,” the source explains. “He wanted special treatment, and had a hard time adjusting to prison life.”

 

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  • MidwestMiddie

    What an Idiot!
    No doubt he missed his pals, Todd and Peter. I wonder why they didn’t’ go
    and visit Apollo when they had the opportunity to do so? Well, when Apollo is back in
    the General Prison Population, they can make a Road Trip to see him. Perhaps
    Kandi will go with and bring along Baby Ace. : )
    SNAP!

    • Sandy Wood

      LOL

    • Sunflower

      A very unfortunate… unnecessary… uncouth thing to say about Baby ACE WELLS TUCKER!!

      • MidwestMiddie

        You need a dictionary. LOL

  • chacha1

    I hope they put this whippet in the hole and wouldn’t it be sweet if it was Mr. Potato Head Todd Tucker who smuggled in the phone …..

  • Sandy Wood

    Phaedra could have smuggled it in her booty…who would have had the nerve to check…

    • chacha1

      HAHAHAHAAAAAAAA

    • tapestry10

      If he had a smuggled cell phone, he was probably using it to cheat on Phaedra, as he used to when he wasn’t a prisoner.

      • Sandy Wood

        Maybe he had Date an Inmate on speed dial.

    • Perturbed

      Hahahaha! And to think she’s PROUD of that jiggling blubber too! She’s so full of herself!

      • Chloe

        LOL. That booty is nasty.

    • GetReal2014

      LOL!

  • I bet Phaedra had something to do with this. I don’t care what prison officials say. Once a criminal…always a criminal. Apollo wouldn’t even be in prison if it wasn’t for Shady Phae, masterminding his latest fraud scheme.

    • MidwestMiddie

      LOL
      Sorry Doc but Phaedra had nothing to do with this. Apollo would have used the cell phone as soon as he got hold of it and Phaedra and the kids were there months ago.
      BTW – She is not a criminal.

      To really stir you up – I offer the following suggestion:
      Kenya had Matt visit Apollo in prison and Matt gave Apollo the phone. ROFL
      : )

      • You’re right….knowing Apollo, he slipped up and called Shady Phae, and she snitched on him. We all know she good for it.

    • Perturbed

      Hey Seuss! Agree about Phaedra masterminding his fraudulent schemes (don’t think she did the cellphone). Much as I detest her, she’s just smart & sneaky enough to have somehow kept her hands clean. And all of her phony, sanctimonious BS with preachers and going to DC REALLY irks me! I hope karma gets her eventually!

    • GetReal2014

      I think so too, Seusseroo. Phaedra is a bigger criminal than Apollo. Her experience working at Geico was the prime place for her to mastermind this vehicle caper. I also agree he wouldn’t be incarcerated if it wasn’t for Phaedra. He’d probably have misdemeanors, but not this elaborate scam, that is all Phaedra.

  • Mags

    Apollo…..you are your own worst enemy! He’ll never learn…..being a thug is in his blood!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Did Juicy smuggle it in for him? Those Bravo felons need to stick together.

  • Pandora403

    A person can do easy time or they can do harder time by doing foolish things like smuggling in a cell phone. I bet Juicy will have a much easier time at Fort Dix because he’ll work the system the right way. Juicy may not be the brightest bulb but Apollo is a downright idiot.

    • tapestry10

      I don’t know. I can’t stand Juicy myself, but I don’t know that he’s dumb because dumb people can’t swindle banks and everyone else he’s ever met out of $14 million. Not that I would do it, but it’s also true that I wouldn’t know how to do it. Would you?

      • Pandora403

        I didn’t say Juicy was dumb. I just said he wasn’t the brightest bulb. While he may not be mensa material he obviously watched and learned how to scam people. I also believe he has a naturally likable personality which has helped him “get over” all these years. Besides, at the time he was defrauding banks they were practically giving the money away. The man was in the right plce at the right time.

        • tapestry10

          It’s true. The banks were practically throwing it at people and not asking for proof of ability to pay back. I think you hit the nail on the head, Pandora. Thanks!

  • Marsbars09

    Apollo is such an arrogant a-hole. That’s why he landed his dumb ass back in prison. He thinks he’s above following the rules of his fellow inmates? I hope he gets more time added to his sentence.

    • tapestry10

      He is arrogant. And violent. And a twisted liar. He’s the kind of person who belongs in prison for as long as possible. He reminds me of someone who’s running for president.

    • Chloe

      He landed his dumb ass back in prison because of his fraud wife.

      • say_no_go

        You really think Phake AF Phadrea brought the cell phone to the prison?

        • Chloe

          Nothing she does surprises me.

          • say_no_go

            same here. I read Angela Staton’s book and I believe her story

          • GetReal2014

            I believe it too. I thought it before I ever even heard of AS.

          • GetReal2014

            The timing of him getting the cell phone, you have to admit that. I think. I would not be surprised either.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      More time added on & he should be transferred to maximum security for the rest of his time.

  • Anica1

    Apollo is nothing but a punk…..I hated how he treated his boys…such a bully….

    • tapestry10

      Even after he went to prison, on his phone call home, he criticized his son. Like he’s in a position to criticize other people’s behavior. Like his children aren’t better children than he is a father. I agree with you completely. But I don’t think he’ll learn anything in maximum security. He has a warped personality and I don’t think it will change. Do you?

      • Anica1

        Not at all….and you are right…his persona is warped completely!

        • tapestry10

          Just a miserable excuse for a human being–as is Juicy.

      • Chloe

        Stop making shit up. Apollo did not criticize his son. It’s called parenting, which he does have the right to do regardless of his current incarceration.

        • tapestry10

          Your tone is extremely offensive, as always. I reply only to civil people, which is everyone else on this site. All others are welcome to talk to me. You learn some manners and clean up your mouth, and I’ll think about it.

      • Anica1

        I remember a scene where they were saying grace before dinner at Phaedras house, all holding hands, and Apollo was so controlling and uptight….you could feel it….

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    why she ever married him is a indication that this woman is in need of serious therapy…guess he was the best she could land…..the boys are adorable..too mom and dad are misfits

    • Anica1

      Yeah…Phaedra seems very intelligent too….,it’s almost as if she just wanted a couple of good looking kids, so that is why she chose Apollo. ( He is handsome on the outside, ugly on the inside)

  • italiano bambino

    They NEVER learn

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    What an entitled douche, Apollo is?!?

    • moms mabley

      Hey Bette, we need to talk

      • BetteDavisEyez1

        We sure do, Moms. We have so much catching up to do.
        Nice to see you here on exile island. LMAO!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    And today we learn that Joe Giudice has also been put in maximum security. For arriving asunder drunk and belligerent. Too funny!!

    • MidwestMiddie

      LOL

      • WestCoastFeed

        Hi, MM. Ft. Dix needs to set aside a section of the prison for the Bravo Felons.

        • MidwestMiddie

          Hi, WCF
          Thanks for today’s laugh. Your description of a Fort Dix
          Bravo Wing cracked me up.
          : )