Reality TV socialite Phaedra Parks says she is “relieved” that her husband Apollo Nida was shipped back to prison following his conviction for bank and wire fraud.
Unlike most couples who rush down the aisle, Parks was forced to wait until Nida completed a prior prison bid before they tied the knot 5 years ago. But the distance between them only heightened her intense feelings for him.
Local attorney and reality TV personality Phaedra Parks is moving on with her life. The mother-of-two has retained a local attorney to file for divorce from her white collar criminal husband, Apollo Nida, who is serving time in the federal pen for bank and wire fraud.
Reality TV personality Apollo Nida is no longer a fugitive from the law. The white collar criminal turned himself in to prison authorities in Lexington, Kentucky early this morning — and get this — a Bravo producer and cameraman were with him.
Convicted felon Apollo Nida is not ready to turn himself in to start serving his prison sentence just yet. The reality TV personality still has contractual obligations to fulfill with Bravo Network. I’m told Bravo’s producers ordered Apollo to film one final manufactured scene before he heads to the big house for the next 8 years.
Now that the federal case against Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Apollo Nida, 35, has ended in a conviction, the focus is shifting to his alleged co-conspirators — one of whom may or may not be his wife, local attorney and RHOA star Phaedra Parks.
Apollo was sentenced to 8 years in prison on Wednesday for conspiring to to commit mail, wire and bank fraud in a complex fraud scheme which spanned over four years and harmed over 50 victims.
Apollo will remain free for another 2 months. But he cannot appeal his conviction due to his plea deal.
Former reality TV cast member Apollo Nida was sentenced to 8 years in a federal prison today. Apollo was given leniency for snitching to the feds about his costars on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Legal experts say Apollo will likely serve half the time.
Last month, a federal judge sentenced Nida’s female accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, to 5 years and 1 month in a federal prison.