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.
Bravo Network released the trailer for Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s upcoming Season 7. Apparently cast member Porsha Williams has outlived her usefulness on the scripted TV show. She will only appear in occasional scenes. That’s probably due to the fact that she’s contractually obligated to co-host Dish Nation’s syndicated TV show with radio host Rickey Smiley.
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 star 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.
According to Reality TV Scandals blog, reality TV personality and local attorney Phaedra Parks finally sat for her deposition.
If you recall, Parks filed a lawsuit against author Angela Stanton for publishing a book detailing alleging criminal activity on the part of Parks and her known associates. Vibe magazine, which published Stanton’s book, ultimately settled with Parks for an amount that was reported to be $2,500.
Parks sat for Stanton’s deposition in February. Since then, Parks ducked and dodged Stanton’s lawyer’s requests to sit for her own deposition in the presence of Stanton.
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.