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'Real Housewives' Hubby

Pleads Guilty in Massive ID Theft Scheme

5/6/2014 2:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Apollo Nida
-- husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks -- has pleaded guilty in a massive money fraud scheme ... after allegedly stealing the identities of more than 50 people and laundering more than $2.3 million.

According to the US Attorneys' office, Feds pounced on Nida last year after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed tons of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, and checks from the Delta Airlines pension fund ... then laundered the money through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole.

Feds claim Nida bilked even more cash by filing fake tax returns and obtaining bank loans against cars he didn't own.

He pled guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. He'll be sentenced at a later date.

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16.

Unbroken Chain    

So many of these people on reality shows turn out to be criminals. Just shows where America is at. TMZ plays a major role in this dilemma

108 days ago
17.

zombie    

Apollo won't be making anymore "Donkey Booty" videos for a while. He will be getting donkey punched in the slammer instead.

108 days ago
18.

EMB    

Shocker, another phoney rich person on one of the housewives shows.

108 days ago
19.

featherkile    

Phaedra is too smart to be involved in his bs. He did it behind her back n Hid the money.

108 days ago
20.

featherkile    

And she seemed so over him at the reunion, but not quite ready to leave him, probably for legal reasons. Shes the smartest one on that show n apollo is not gona drag her down with him.

108 days ago
21.

Slemon    

Poor Phaedra.

108 days ago
22.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Scamming, thieving, hooligan. Get this dude his medium size pizza. With his cell buddies jizz as toppings.

108 days ago
23.

static    

Na na na na na na na na hey hey goooodbyeeee.

108 days ago
24.

blacknote    

Fret not big man, there's plenty of donkey booty in the pen to tide you over.

108 days ago
25.

B4-I-FU-RU-18?    

Glad My buddies@ Bravo is getting rid of his blobfish looking wife. Idiots!

108 days ago
26.

franklyspeaking    

Conjugal visits? ? Whoa!!

108 days ago
27.

taffy84    

This is why America is in such bad shape people like him are afraid of getting a real job doing anything he can just so he doesn't have to work a 9 to 5 scamming people who work hard for ther money

108 days ago
28.

Calinative    

How did Phaedra not know anything about this. And where was the money.

108 days ago
29.

Maire    

Andy Cohen has really filled peoples homes with too many thugs and criminals. I really enjoyed the different RHO series (some more than others) when they started but in the last year or so they have devolved into a bunch of grifters trying to take advantage of the fans. BOOOO Andy

108 days ago
30.

nana    

He will do two years and come home

108 days ago
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