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Apollo Nida

'Real Housewives' Hubby

Charged With Massive ID Theft

1/25/2014 3:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

0125-Apollo-Nida-Phaedra-ParksApollo Nida -- husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks -- has been charged with almost unbelievably bold identity theft ... that has now landed him in a federal criminal case.

Nida apparently caught the eye of the Secret Service's Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad.

The alleged scheme is sinister.  He supposedly created fake companies which then allowed him to access various databases that had information about people whose identity he flat out stole.

He then allegedly opened fake bank accounts in the names of the victims and then somehow got hold of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks from Delta Airline employees and checks that were supposed to go to people who had unclaimed tax money.

Nida has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft and has already appeared in federal court.

And in case you didn't know ... Apollo's wife, Phaedra, is a lawyer.  That should come in handy.

The story was broken by Access Atlanta.

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Lynn317    

Phaedra now has 3 endearing nicknames for the guys in her family ... Prince, President ... and Prisoner

269 days ago
17.

Blueangelfish121    

Once a criminal, always a criminal. Back to jail he goes!

269 days ago
18.

CECE     

Can someone say " AMERICAN GREED" .. Perfect applicants for yet another show! lol

269 days ago
19.

SunnyAutumn    

I hope its not that serious, but slim to none. He is too handsome to be acting liking a black Madoff.

269 days ago
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Sili'LilSkoolgrl    

I wonder if Phaedra will commission a photog to take pics of hubby in prison seductively holding a pickle to his open mouth to remember him by.

269 days ago
21.

Rachel    

What?!... Hmmm... Wonder if Phaedra knew?

269 days ago
22.

Clytemnestra    

Is Phaedra her birth name? It seems as phony as these reality shows. But I'm an older white guy who grew up before Blacks started the exotic name game.

269 days ago
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Clytemnestra    

'Nother question: Has anyone else noticed what a bogus site Fishwrapper is? Super dramatic headlines with nothing stories written by a 12 year old?

269 days ago
24.

KicksandGiggles    

I think this scheme is just too brain heavy for him. He, oops Phaedra, may have financed it but the actual orchestrating it and carrying it out goes beyond his basic hit and run mentality. Ok, Ok, Ok..... Pretty Boy is too dumb to carry out complicated scheme. I was trying to be nice.

269 days ago
25.

Factual    

He's a D-bag.

269 days ago
26.

Sherron    

GREED and more greed! What the hell is wrong with people any more? Nothing to me is worth freedom. Prison is a horrible, horrible place. I know, my brother died there!!

269 days ago
27.

Whatever    

Phaedra is probably involved in this scheme somehow. It always was a mystery why this so called Southern belle, ministers daughter would marry an excon. Surely she could have done better. There are tons of nice looking educated black men in Atlanta but instead she hooks up with a light skinned loser? I think Apollo and Phae-Phae have a whole lot in common when it comes to being on the wrong side of the law. Guess what Angela said about.them both being crooks is probably correct.

269 days ago
28.

moe    

DUMB AND DUMBER! THESE PEOPLE ARE GARBAGE!

269 days ago
29.

namers    

I don't believe she did know; he's s*** of the earth and is sneaky and a liar. He's a CONfiedence man. She's been hoodwinked by her own need to be with a good-looking guy rather than a guy with integrity.

She was either knocked up, giving birth or attending classes (and RH getaways) in another state to know what he was up to. I believe she does care about her license to practice (to whatever degree) and will kick him to the curb due to the humiliation factor alone. Sucks he's the father of her children.

269 days ago
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Rigby    

So the real question is did she know? I agree with who ever said it first we never really knew what exactly Apollo did for a living it was always a touchy subject... Hmmm interesting

269 days ago
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