Apollo Nida Sentenced For Fraud
Nida, who appears on the Bravo reality program Rhoa with his wife Phaedra Parks, was sentenced for charges of mail, wire and bank fraud on Saturday. Nida, 35, could have faced a maximum of 30 years for allegedly cashing stolen checks and laundering money through fake bank accounts, but was granted leniency for cooperating with the federal investigation. A hearing to determine restitution will be held on July 17.
“On behalf of my client Apollo, right now he feels remorse. He thought the judge was fair and accepts his sentence, although he was hoping it would be less,” Thomas B. Bever, Apollo’s lawyer, told People after the sentencing.
This is not Nida’s first time in prison: from 2004 to 2009, Nida