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'Housewives' Star Apollo Nida

8 Years In Prison

Sentence Shortened For SNITCHING

7/8/2014 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Apollo Nida Prison Sentence

Apollo Nida just got an enormous break for singing like a canary ... he got 1/4 the maximum sentence for a massive money fraud scheme.

Nida -- who appears on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" with wife Phaedra Parks -- was just sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 mil through phony bank accounts.

The judge who sentenced him today in a Georgia court said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators by spilling criminal secrets ... and that's why he got leniency.  

Nida could have been sentenced to 30 years, so 8 years is a big victory.  

It's all relative folks.

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static    

He needs to work on a new career while he's away because he sucks as a criminal.

17 days ago
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Reginaphalange    

Looks like it's going to be a hot day over here

17 days ago
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Bridget    

Not just 8 years in prison, 8 years in solitary. Everyone hates narks, but no one hates them more then people in prison. Haa

17 days ago
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bkblueknight    

he wouldnt of gotten 30 years. probably around 15. extra 7 years in jail or a life sentence being known as a snitch? tough choice

17 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

Well see you on the flip side dude. Or not. Phaedra will be knee deep in another marriage with that man raising your kids on RHOA by the time you see the light of day.

17 days ago
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STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

Now he's a real girlfriend of a large man in sing-sing.

17 days ago
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Macsays    

Almost 8 years of his life gone for some foolishness~ at least he will have plenty of time to buff up more for his next workout video~ lol!

17 days ago
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BozoTheCat    

Apollo Nida ratted out his Gang members. He will be a popular guy in Prison. Joe & Teresa Giudice probably did the same thing?

17 days ago
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KingKilla_2013    

hes ugly. with his prison work out body. So grossssssssssss

17 days ago
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cruelworld45    

Ummmm let me guess the Feds will be coming for Phadrea for unpaid restitution?

17 days ago
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Ashley    

Phaedra "reading" Kenya and her sperm donor man meanwhile Fakedras husband is a two time felon. That much we do know.

17 days ago
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Nicole    

And he's going to commit the same crimes again when he gets out. He didn't learn his lesson the first time after serving five years.

17 days ago
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iBetty    

Damn...

17 days ago
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iBetty    

Thats a long time no matter how you put it.. (O_o)

17 days ago
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misty    

I can't believe she married this tool. Oh wait...she wanted pretty babies. Or maybe he D's her down right. Either way...NOT good reasons to marry someone.

17 days ago
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