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.

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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.

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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.

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Porsha Williams

Before Porsha Williams tried finding fame as a fake reality TV star and a Kelly Rowland wannabe singer, she preached fire and brimstone sermons at the pulpit every Sunday. In one such sermon, Williams reminded her flock that they are tasked to save hookers, drug dealers and the gays.

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EXCLUSIVE: Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker exit Tortilla Republic in West Hollywood

A reality TV couple was seen exiting a Tortilla Republic restaurant in West Hollywood, CA., over the weekend. The couple recently wed in an intimate setting in front of family and friends.. and TV cameras. Sources say the singer couldn't fit into her original wedding gown, so an emergency replacement had to be stitched together at the last minute. I don't know if this is true, so please don't quote me.

See who the happy couple is after the break.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion

The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Reunion Part 2 aired last night on Bravo TV. The Reunion 2 episode lacked the cat fighting, wig pulling and floor dragging that viewers have come to expect from these birds.

Each season a different character is chosen to cut the fool on camera. This season was Kandi's mom's turn. If you expect Mama Joyce to repeat her award winning performance next season, you're just not paying attention to how these reality shows work.

For those of us who didn't waste any brain cells watching Parts 1 or 2, the AJC's Rodney Ho has a recap.

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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.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion

Despite the fact that Bravo TV stages (or encourages) fake fights between its cast members, a civil rights group is condemning the fake violence.

In a letter to NBCUniversal last week, the civil rights organization ColorOfChange complained bitterly about Bravo TV promoting the staged violence for weeks prior to airing the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion.

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Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion

It's over. Real Housewives of Atlanta's current season of cat fighting and scripted foolishness has come to an end.

Last night Bravo aired Part 1 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion Show. And it was more of the same: screeching hissy fits, wig pulling and floor dragging -- all of the pettiness and nonsense that RHOA viewers have grown accustomed to.

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