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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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61.

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.

87 days ago
62.

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!!!

87 days ago
63.

HngBlkBtm    

The punishment should be locked in a house alone with Phaedra for the rest of his life.

87 days ago
64.

MightyMatt    

Now they should go after Kardashians and their bogus church tax schemes.

86 days ago
65.

betterdaysahead    

please Phaedra....DUMP HIM ...you have your family without him! you are a strong intelligent beautiful woman you don't need this in your life!!!

86 days ago
66.

gegeok    

lol....criminal minded...he can go back to jail!!!..big dummy

86 days ago
67.

char    

Joe and Teresa were charged with tax fraud. That's alot different than what Apollo was doing stealing peoples idenity and then stealing their money

86 days ago
68.

tiger835    

He probably been missing that good prison dick

86 days ago
69.

Hot Dumb Italian Mike    

Am I the only guy out here whos doesnt give a cheese stuffed pizza f...k about "The Housewives...."? Its Wed afternoon Harvey, show us some big boobs!

86 days ago
70.

Birthdaygirl    

His wife might end up needing that $10 pizza!

86 days ago
71.

Knoxeema    

Have fun fighting for your manhood. Apollo: )

86 days ago
72.

Mr Barcliff    

IF HIS WIFE DIDNT KNOW, ID BE SURPRISED OR HE DID A GREAT JOB KEEPING IT AWAY FROM HER. HER KNOWING DOESNT MEAN SHE CONTRIBUTED TO ME BECAUSE NIDA SEEMS LIKE A STRONG MAN WHO SHE COULDNT HAVE STOPPED REGARDLESS OF HER KNOWING ANYWAY! I'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHY WOMAN LOVE BAD BOYS AND IGNORE GOOD DUDES WHO DO THINGS THE RIGHT WAY, I'LL GO TO MY GRAVE PERPLEXED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE HE WAS A CRIMINAL WHEN HIS WIFE MET HIM. SOME REFORM BUT, WHY WOMAN WHO HAVE CAREERS CHOOSE BAD BOYS I CANT CALL. MAYBE ITS SEX, CAUSE IF WOMAN ALWAYS CLAIM THEY WANT A GOOD MAN, WHY PICK SOMEONE WHO HAD A QUESTIONABLE PAST WHEN MEN WHO ARE SQUARES ARE LOOKING FOR GOOD WOMAN? I DONT DISLIKE ANYBODY, THIS ISNT A KNOCK ON PEOPLE WHO BROKE LAWS, ITS A QUESTION TO WOMAN WHO ALWAYS COMPLAIN ABOUT THERE MEN. WHY PICK ANY MAN WHO'S CAPABLE BASED ON HIS PAST OF CRIMES. NOW HES GOING TO JAIL AND HER KIDS SUFFER! HIS WIFE COULD HAVE DONE BETTER MAN WISE FROM A CHARACTER PERSPECTIVE!!!! LGNM

86 days ago
73.

A Belle    

I can't wait to see how this all plays out!

abelleintheatl.com

86 days ago
74.

dr murphy    

He f ed up,well I think pheadras moms was wright about him,and no child support to get from him what really stinks,when and if he gets out,they,ll toss him back in for all the child support he owes,what ever happens to that exsercise video they made.

86 days ago
75.

MissCane    

This reflects very badly on Bravo. Identity theft is as despicable as it gets. And all this time and knowing he's indicted, Bravo continued to using this lowlife on its show.
This is Bravo.

86 days ago
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