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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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46.

Surfgirl    

MEN LIKE HIM ARE PERVETS & SNEAKY...AND BOY WHAT A MOUTH HE HAS AS WELL!!

178 days ago
47.

ariesalyson    

First Joe and Teresa, now Apollo! Tsk, tsk!

178 days ago
48.

smawtass    

pleaded???

178 days ago
49.

sade-mae    

I agree with KLaus, a waste

178 days ago
50.

Jaygeo    

He'll be popular in prison..again

178 days ago
51.

tal0822    

And this is the kind of loser they are putting on reality shows, just like the broad from RHONJ, another thief.

178 days ago
52.

HumanNature    

HIM AND HIS WIFE ARE "THIEVES"!!!!!!

178 days ago
53.

shanta588    

Just curious when everybody find out that the jewish people arent the real jews will they also go to jail for identity theft? Or will the people who are in america that is profiting from the killing of the native americans or slaves go to jail? Thieves are sending other thieves to jail I've seen it all.

178 days ago
54.

Ray8    

Wonder who did the paperwork t incorporate all the different businesses?

178 days ago
55.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Apollo is going away for at least the next 10 years. His kids will be teenagers by the time he gets out. Hardly worth the measley amount of money he stole.

178 days ago
56.

Kelly    

Apollo will be sentenced much more harshly than the Guidices because he's black. Oh, and the prior convictions.

178 days ago
57.

Sade    

******* just like his chunky wife. Dumb criminal...

178 days ago
58.

Werktwerk    

What was he thinking?!? He has 2 kids, an intelligent, hardworking wife and a comfortable life! Greed!!!!!! I feel horrible for his adorable boys.

178 days ago
59.

dawil    

This idiot gets what he deserves and so does his smug wife. No one is fooled, she knew exactly what was going on. Maybe Bravo can do a Real Houswives of Mens Federal Prison starring Joe Guidice and Apollo Nida.

178 days ago
60.

Sandyreal    

Well, Well, Well -- he's finally admitting it after all of his previous denying and lying. If Phaedra stays with him, it is probably because she knew all about his shena****ns, or it's because she doesn't want to admit she was a fool! Needless to say, Kenya is probably sitting back saying "I told you so"! Again, well, well, well. P.S. Phaedra, please take your kids and run. As the saying goes, the first time (he was convicted) was shame on him. The second time is shame on you!!!

178 days ago
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