The biggest breaking news story in Washington DC is not being covered by CNN, ABC News or MSNBC.
 
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz

Remember when Hillary Clinton hired former Democratic National Committee chairman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz after she was forced to resign from the DNC last year? On Monday night Wasserman Schultz's Information technology (IT) guy, was arrested on bank fraud charges at Dulles airport while trying to flee the country to his native Pakistan.

Read more »

Kwasi Adadevoh

A Wells Fargo employee was arrested last month when an undercover police officer observed him committing bank fraud.

Marietta police urged Wells Fargo customers to check their bank accounts after Kwasi Adadevoh, 24, was arrested for using customer information to commit fraud.

Read more »

Hillary Clinton

The Clinton campaign is under fire for repeatedly overcharging the credit cards of its poorest donors.

It's been reported that Hillary Clinton's campaign took in over $500 million in campaign donations from her supporters. Now we know how they did it.

Read more »

Juan Diaz Romero

A man duped a Brooklyn high school into going on a spending spree after he donated a $1.5 million check that turned out to be fake.

Teachers and staffers at Brooklyn's High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology in East Williamsburg thought they hit the Lottery when Juan Diaz Romero came calling with a $1.5 million check in November.

Read more »

Wolfe Lee Leissner Kenzo Lee Hounsou

Entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons posted this shot of her adorable sons, 13-month-old Wolfe Lee Leissner, left, and Kenzo Lee Hounsou, 6, on her Instagram account last week. The 41-year-old former model celebrated the grand opening of her newest KLS Boutique in Beverly Hills, CA.

Read more »

Teresa Giudice covers Us Weekly

Reality TV star Teresa Giudice posed for a family portrait behind bars at the formidable FCI Danbury prison in Danbury, Connecticut, where she is serving a 15-month sentence for wire fraud, mail fraud, and bankruptcy fraud, and other white-collar crimes.

Read more »

Apollo Nida

According to Radar Online, convicted white collar criminal Apollo Nida has become withdrawn and depressed inside his 6x9 foot prison cell at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is serving 8 years for bank fraud and identity theft.

Read more »

Apollo Nida after his conviction

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.

Read more »

Apollo Nida mugshot

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.

Read more »

Apollo Nida

Local attorney and reality TV star Phaedra Parks' husband Apollo Nida is set to be sentenced today by one of Georgia's harshest federal judges.

A source in the legal community tells Sandrarose.com exclusively that Nida will be sentenced to serve "a lot of time" in prison for his white collar crimes.

Read more »

Apollo Nida mugshot

According to my trusted court source, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Apollo Nida pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. Nida is heading back to prison.

Last month, a federal judge sentenced Nida’s female accomplice, Gayla St. Julien, to 5 years and 1 month in a federal prison.

Read more »

Michael Munson mugshot

Seminole County police say a man walked into a luxury auto dealership there and tried to purchase a $263,000 Bentley using a fake check.

Michael Munson, 32, was arrested and charged with using a fake cashier's check to buy the expensive car at Fields Motorcars in Longwood, the AJC.com reports.

Read more »

Apollo Nida Accomplice Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

A federal judge sentenced Apollo Nida's female accomplice to 5 years and 1 month in a federal prison on Wednesday.

The AJC's Rodney Ho reports Nida’s co-conspirator Gayla St. Julien pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, resulting in a 61-month prison sentence.

St. Julien, 44, and Nida worked together from 2009 until 2013. She did most of the leg work while following Nida's instructions.

Read more »

First Citizens bank A bank teller's careless error made one Athens teenager $31,000 richer, according to a report on Onlineathens.com.

The error occurred on March 7, when a man walked into the First Citizens Bank on U.S. Highway 29 in Athens and made a $31,000 deposit.

Several customers at the bank have the same name as the man, so the teller mistakenly put the deposit into the wrong account.

On March 17, the customer called the bank to report money missing from his account. Bank officials investigated the customer's report and discovered the teller's error.

But by that time, the 18-year-old had withdrawn $20,000 from his bank account and spent $5,000 more on purchases made with his ATM card.

Read more »

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida

Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Apollo Nida is working on a plea deal with the federal government to avoid a trial, according to the AJC's Rodney Ho (via Radar Online).

Any plea deal will involve prison time for Nida who was arrested in January and charged with bank fraud and identity theft.

Nida's wife, Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Phaedra Parks will represent him in court.

Read more »

Teresa and Joe Giudice leave court

‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ Stars Teresa and Joe Giudice pleaded guilty today to multiple federal fraud charges in a Manhattan courtroom today. The couple face jail time of up to 46 months in federal prison.

Read more »

Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida

Ex-convict Apollo Nida seems to be taking his latest brush with the law lightly.

Nida, 35, who is married to local attorney and reality TV star Pheadra Parks, 44, was arrested last week and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. Nida spent 5 years in state prison -- from 2004 through 2009 -- for his role in an auto title theft ring.

Facing multiple serious federal charges that could land him in federal prison, Nida seems to be taking it all in stride.

Read more »

Phaedra Parks

Uninformed sources are reporting that local attorney Phaedra Creonta Parks, 44, is due to appear at an upcoming disciplinary hearing to determine the status of her law license. According to my source at the Georgia bar there is no disciplinary hearing set for Ms. Parks, whose law license remains in good standing with the bar.

Read more »

Phaedra Parks Apollo Nida Gayla St Julien

On Friday, Sandrarose.com broke the news that the husband of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was arrested on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft. Apollo Nida, 35, surrendered to U.S. Marshalls and was placed under arrest on Thursday, Jan. 23. Reality TV fans were sent reeling by the news. Dissemination of information was hampered when the PACER servers crashed under the weight of users frantically seeking to confirm details of the arrest.

But even more compelling than the news of Nida's arrest is the way the feds built their apparently solid case against Nida and his female partner in crime, Gayla O'Neal St. Julien, 44.

Read more »

Apollo Nida mugshot

Scroll down for updates...

Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Apollo Nida surrendered to US Marshalls yesterday on charges of bank fraud and aggravated identity fraud. Nida appeared in front of a US magistrate judge at US District Court in downtown Atlanta.

Read more »

Erkes Antwon Green Mark Arum

A savvy identity thief who stole the identity of a local reporter to purchase a Mercedes was released from jail last week, the Atlanta Journal-Consitution reports.

Erkes Antwon Green, 28, (pictured left) was released from DeKalb jail on $105,000 bond on March 3, despite evidence that he stole the identities of 142 people to file bogus tax returns and purchase at least 3 luxury cars.

Read more »

Disgraced Wall Street financier Bernie Madoff, 70, was led away in handcuffs today after pleading guilty to 11 felony charges in Manhattan federal court.

Madoff, who swindled wealthy clients such as Chris Lighty and 50 Cent out of a total of $65 billion, confessed his elaborate Ponzi scheme to his son 3 months ago.

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin ordered that Madoff be jailed while he awaits sentencing on June 16.

Madoff had been free on $10 million bail and living it up on house arrest in his $7 million penthouse. He faces up to 150 years in prison when sentenced, and will likely die behind bars.