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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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46.

Chgome    

surprise surprise, Andy Cohen's talent his his ability to crawl deep into holes and find the worst possible s*** on this earth.. Be they in Atlanta,Beverly Hills or New York

208 days ago
47.

Lynn317    

When Phaedra now introduces people to her family ... it will be her sons ,“Prince” and “President” ... and her newly incarcerated hubby, “Pretty Boy”.

208 days ago
48.

groovemaid    

i feel bad for their kids. if he goes away for a lot of years thats two boys that wont really know their dad.

208 days ago
49.

CLuv    

He and Joe Guidice can keep the husbands show going from the Federal Pen!!!

208 days ago
50.

Paige    

I guess now we know what Phaedra meant when she said Apollo was in the "asset recovery business"

208 days ago
51.

kenblazed    

She's in on it..

208 days ago
52.

the_truth    

Now we know Angela Stanton was telling the truth and nothing but the truth. Look her up on YouTube. Phaedra Parks is and has been a criminal, albeit a very smart one. She surrounds herself with pawns so her hands stay free and clear. How brilliant was it to marry the best witness against you to prevent his testimony. How brilliant is it to start a mortuary business because dead people no longer need their identities. She will be arrested. Only a matter of time. Feds have a 92% conviction rate. Just because they don't move now, doesn't mean they won't move.

208 days ago
53.

Demi    

I suggest he hire a better lawyer.

208 days ago
54.

Ms.Jones    

That is just sad! He had a second chance and just could not leave the fast life along.

208 days ago
55.

gildedbythesun    

She's in on it. Funeral business = money laundering, this is what 'criminals' do. They'll form an actual legitimate business to do so in, though generally they typically pick night clubs or dealerships, etc. There is absolutely no way she didn't know, and it's not as though this young man is wise enough to scheme this all himself. There's more involved, and as a 'lawyer' we can only speculate as to what side of the law Phaedra is on. Phaedra is setting up her perfect scapegoat. "I'm renovating my house, breast feading and attending school! There's no way I had enough time for all this!" Interesting. Why would she marry an ex-con anyway? There's a reason for that, too.

208 days ago
56.

UNLV1990    

All the real housewives shows push the women to go broke or do desperate things.

208 days ago
57.

Zomando    

Wow so this 4real smh this not the same thing he went to jail for last time.... When will you learn

208 days ago
58.

NOT ELMO    

IS Phaedra Parks THE TWIN SISTER OF AL SHARPTON ?.....

208 days ago
59.

AnonGirl    

Phaedra is a shady woman. Why would a successful attorney need to become a mortician and open their own funeral home? Granted she's not there yet but had Apollo not been caught on a wire tap by the Feds my guess is they would eventually steal the identities of those they bury. Of course Apollo is going to take the fall for everything as "Ms. Phaephae" didn't "know anything" about her husband's criminal activities.

I wonder when is Apollo's parole going to be revoked since she's still out on parole and the Feds caught him on a wiretap!

208 days ago
60.

210GoSpurs    

Not shocking most of these characters are thrown onto these shows "claiming" they have money so they in turn will do what it takes to keep up the "appearance" at all costs. Just like we've seen on the other Housewives shows especially New Jersey faction of the show mostly all those fools are crooks. Good luck in the pokey Apolla! I mean Apollo..lol

208 days ago
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