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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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31.

Char    

What a hoe bag.

70 days ago
32.

ChrisAllstar    

The Housewives of NJ one the guys turns out he's illegally making his money.Now this guy from Atlanta,all for show trying to fool the viewers that their living the high life and working damn hard for the money,Bull***t!!

70 days ago
33.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

Dumbass! Not for nothing Apollo had recently been making comments like he wouldn't be going to prison. Guess what punk----- even snitches have to do time for their crimes. The good news for him is that his children won't yet be teenagers when he gets out. The bad news is that they'll be strangers to him. Apollo visited the very same thing onto his sobs that his father visited upon him. Shameful.

70 days ago
34.

Memory    

He must love it in the jailhouse!

70 days ago
35.

Sexy Shar    

We love you Apollo!

70 days ago
36.

J    

Telling the exact nature of his crime, and cooperating in that aspect IS NOT SNITCHING. Get your terminology right.

70 days ago
37.

Rigby    

Lol bye thief.

70 days ago
38.

DaDa    

Ahhh, he'll be out in six months.

70 days ago
39.

sgtn     

He has been a career criminal..it's sad he couldn't change his shady ways for his children...smh

70 days ago
40.

shaddykk    

Ppl in glass house shouldn't throw stone. ..IJS God is the judge of all judging. ..

70 days ago
41.

Jaceyxlay213    

Everyone talking about he's gonna get "raped" fed prison is a JOKE. Nothing like being in a state prison with the real crazies

70 days ago
42.

latinaflava    

SNITCH

70 days ago
43.

So Nasty So Rude    

He couldn't wait to get back to jail..

70 days ago
44.

L. Ron Hubbard    

Apollo" NIDA" watch his butt because SNITCHES become BITCHES in jail!

70 days ago
45.

Grammadee94    

So NOW that TMZ has announced this -- he'll have a contract out on him for being a SNITCH. Great move TMZ!!!

70 days ago
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