Well shut your mouth but keep on talkin! According to Radar Online, Phaedra Parks‘ husband, Apollo Nida, was charged with bank fraud and identity theft on Friday, Jan. 24.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta hubby surrendered to federal officials late Thursday. He was charged and U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill released the reality star on a pretrial bond of $25,000. The Atlanta Constitution, has obtained a written affidavit from a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad, Alexandre Herrera. She charged that Nida allegedly created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.
Apollo was reportedly implicated during an investigation of a woman named Gayla St. Julien. Herrera claims St. Julien had been opening bank accounts under stolen identities with the intention of committing bank and check fraud. How does that tie in to Apollo? Well, according to the affidavit, St. Julien described herself as,
Nida’s ‘right hand b****’ in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes. I received “scraps” compared to how much Nida pocketed.”
Apollo also allegedly opened a fake auto dealership and applied for auto loans in the names of stolen identities! Now let us remember that Apollo spent five years in prison from 2004 to 2009 for violating federal racketeering laws related to auto title fraud. So yeah….this does not look good…not good at all!
We sure hope this is not true. His first court date has been set for February 12.
We don’t even know what to say….other than we never ever saw this coming! There has been no statement from Phaedra’s camp as of yet but we’re sure this explanation will be epic! No word on what Bravo! has to say about it either and we wish they’d say something soon because we’re dying to hear from the cast of RHOA as well as from Andy Cohen!
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