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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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76.

Ur not worthy    

Wow...on ALL levels.

43 days ago
77.

Tammy    

Some people just like living in jail. I think that he is one of the crew. How could you be on a major, top rated, reality show and create a crime that warrants jail time. Maybe he misses his woman in there. I think Phedra is done!

43 days ago
78.

Tammy    

Some people just like living in jail. I think that he is one of the crew. How could you be on a major, top rated, reality show and create a crime that warrants jail time. Maybe he misses his woman in there. I think Phedra is done!

43 days ago
79.

Brenton A Reeder    

BLOOOOOOOP

43 days ago
80.

Mykuh    

I feel so sorry for his children:( to grow up seeing their dad in prison. He should have put them ahead of his selfish.greedy lifestyle!!! I hope Phaedra can find the strength to carry on.

43 days ago
81.

eqlopper2nity    

Poor Phaedra, at least she still has her gay husband to Dwight to comfort her.

43 days ago
82.

Bunz    

He's not doing much time. The time is gonna be served as an un trusted rat for the rest of his life. Pheadra will be looking for a man. That 100% guaranteed, mans a idiot first, bad criminal second, RAT IS THE CHEERY ON TOP.

43 days ago
83.

sugiesugar    

Now Kenya won't have a story line. Lol

43 days ago
84.

ShanesBabe    

Who did he snitch on exactly? I think Phaedra should go to prison right along with him...she's his wife...how did she not know about his activities?

43 days ago
85.

JT805    

Guess who's the new housewife of ATLANTA maximum security. Irony can really be fun sometimes.

43 days ago
86.

Mr Barcliff    

IM PERPLEXED HOW WE CANT SEE HOW TERRIBLE THE WORLD HAS BECOME. NOT TALKING ABOUT APPOLLO AND WHAT HE DID, IM TALKING ABOUT HOW ITS NONE OF OUR BUSINESS REALLY. PEOPLE THAT ARENT FAMOUS AND THOSE THAT ARE HAVE NO PRIVATE LIFE PERIOD!!!! THIS IS NEWS? THIS IS WHAT WE THINK IS NEWS NOW, OH, IM JUST AS GUILTY, THIS ISNT CRITICISM, IM JUST WAKING UP WE FOCUS ON BULL AND THINGS THAT DONT MATTER IN OUR PERSONAL LIVES AND THAT IS PAST SAD!!!! ALSO, I CANT BE HAPPY AT ANYONE GOING TO JAIL GUILTY OR NOT OR AT FAULT OR NOT. LIFE IS HARD AND EVERYONE HAS ISSUES. SOME GO THE RIGHT WAY, NO CRIME AND OTHERS DO DIRT AND USE THE MONEY AND GO CLEAN. WHO ARE WE TO JUDGE. QUESTION, SHOULD ALCOHOL BE LEGAL AND CIGAREETES? SORRY HOW I SPELLED CIGS, IN DONT SMOKE SO SPELLING THE WORD ISNT A PRIORITY. THAT SAID, THERES A HYPOCRISY TO CRIME, WE TO ME ANYWAY. THERE ARE NOW STATES WERE SELLING MEDICAL WEED IS LEGAL AND OTHERS WERE ITS NOT. IS THIS ALL ABOUT BUSINESS AND CONTROL OVER WHAT CREATES WEALTH OR REALLY ABOUT MORALS. JUST QUESTIONS, EVERYONES ANSWER IS THERE OWN!!!!LGNM

43 days ago
87.

Southernwild18    

Facts: Phaedra is not stupid. No way a woman smart enough to pass the bar, & obtain her morticians license, didn't know what he was up to at "work". She HAD to know. I believe she got the morticians license because she knew her days as a jurist are numbered. Since her clientele is largely drug dealers (who pay in cash!), they aren't gonna want t hire the wife of a snitch. Good luck in the slammer Apollo. A good looking, young-ish, buff snitch is gonna be VERY popular!

43 days ago
88.

LetsBeReAL    

Lmao @ People saying 8 years isn't a lot. That's insane!!!! 8 years of my life in jail sounds like hell to me.

43 days ago
89.

Sexy Stig    

We feel bad for Apollo Nida. Said no one, ever.

43 days ago
90.

Grobzugig    

I wonder who's housewife he will be now?

43 days ago
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