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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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61.

gtlilone    

U get more time for stealing than killing. . This world ****ed up

71 days ago
62.

k    

The $ he was spending in strip clubs was stolen money....not his! He (and his wife) are sleazy criminals.

71 days ago
63.

cynthia    

This is a tough crime but 8 yrs.?There are worst criminals out there still on the loose. It's hard enough for mothers to raise children by themselves and 2 boys as well. And talibans doing worst crimes and they are going home free.
Not a single comment from any judge or TMZ. But this is being wildly broadcast. Silly people.

71 days ago
64.

youngrider    

Dam snitch dude should get shanked up in there..

71 days ago
65.

anony    

Well....What now Phaedra? Your man is going away for 8 years. I mean sticking by your husband is one thing....Sticking by your man in prison.......with HER credentials(?) is an entirely different thing all together. But uhhhhhh I suppose we'll all have to sit back and wait and see what she would say or do. Damn Apollo......you REALLY did it this time.

71 days ago
66.

Mike    

SO he was a rat? When he does get out, I wonder who will be waiting to see him.

71 days ago
67.

Whatever    

*Kenya smiles*

71 days ago
68.

truth1986    

Phaedra should go apply to be on Prison Wives now

71 days ago
69.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners    

So is Phae gonna wait for him and put money on his books?! HAHAHHAA

71 days ago
70.

veron_ica    

He gets sentenced to 8 years in Prison for Fraud while a murdered gets sentenced to 5 years in Prison. This system is ****ed up

71 days ago
71.

my 2 cents    

It's a vacation from the wife !

71 days ago
72.

BillFriar    

Bye Felicia!

71 days ago
73.

Sloane    

isn't she a lawyer or something?

71 days ago
74.

Nicole    

This shows how much of a father he is to his kids. He knew if he got caught that he would go to prison and not have a hand in raising his boys. The only person Apollo ever loved and cared about is Apollo.

71 days ago
75.

Ur not worthy    

Wow...on ALL levels.

71 days ago
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