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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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Grobzugig    

I wonder who's housewife he will be now?

24 days ago
92.

SoCal Born     

Once a criminal, always a criminal! lol

24 days ago
93.

Allegra    

I guess this would put Phaedra in her place and Kenya must be thinking, Who has got the last laugh now!!

24 days ago
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jazzystar    

I'm praying for the Nida family one day for this kids and wife to be separated from Apollo is to long. But when you do wrong you must be accountable. Apollo this was the craziest thing could done why would you allow greed make fool out of you. Simply Selfishness!!!

24 days ago
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Buxtehude    

Snitches get stitches. Don't lean over in the prison shower, Apollonia!

24 days ago
96.

Allegra    

Why does one need to constantly confirm one 's email to be able to post on here. Seriously!! You need better technology than this BS!!

24 days ago
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josh995    

I wonder if he'll even serve 8 years. Don't they usually release nonviolent criminals early due to prison overcrowding?

24 days ago
98.

BReal    

Oooo a snitch. Oh well

24 days ago
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Maire    

hope he spends every day of it in prison, because he will do it again if he gets out. They should let some of the innocent people he screwed over visit him sometime

24 days ago
100.

raven708    

apolo and Jeremy Meeks are going to make a cute couple

24 days ago
101.

Helloooutthere    

TMZ not a good move to put this guy on blast for snitching. He could get seriously injured in prison and you could be liable

24 days ago
102.

Paul    

Newsflash to all you tough talkers. Gang bangers and other assorted criminal types always snitch after they are arrested and looking at a 30 - 40 year sentence. Usually before they talk, they cry.

24 days ago
103.

Pam    

Is this man this stupid to allow the feds to put him on blast like this by broadcasting the fact that he is a SNITCH. Trust me no one in their right mind wants the world to know they are a SNITCH especially if you are on your way to do time. Let's see just how long he will live. He thinks he just have eight years but he has sentenced his self to death by admitting (or as I have read in previous articles on TMZ this fool even bragged that he was a snitch. Phadera, I hope you have good life insurance on this loser

24 days ago
104.

AnonGirl    

So... the money he stole... where is it? Obviously Ms. Fakedra knows more than she's saying including where that money is.

24 days ago
105.

Escraggledaggle    

He is so sexy. I wish I could get him off -- in more ways than one. He is one handsome brotha.

24 days ago
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