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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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So Nasty So Rude    

Stop snitching.. Watch yo azz.. "Literally"

74 days ago


Did he actually snitch on other people or explain how his schemes worked? Almost seemed like he pimped his women to do the dirty work. Would not be surprised if there are more baby Nidas out there.

74 days ago


I will never understand why the supposedly intelligent Phaedra would have ever married a "jailbird". This is not his first time in jail. That he could be so stupid as to think he could commit these crimes and never be caught is mind-boggling; and to never have given a single thought to his young children is disgusting. He's a poor excuse of a man. And how is that his wife could have been so not suspicious or curious about where he was getting all his personal money from. Book smarts doesn't make you "smart". Only common sense does that, and Phaedra has NONE!

74 days ago


Someone will be sleeping with the fishes soon!

74 days ago


My thing is Phaedra went in on Kenya at the reunion show last season. Talking about her using a donor to have a baby. she stated" honey, you won’t know if the father of child will be an ax murderer or a child molester "aahhhemmm. But what Kenya will know is that her father’s child will not be a money launder, stealing millions of dollars. Mrs. High class parks, you have officially been shut the hell up. Your husband is not the prototype either.

74 days ago


This is easy for everybody!

1. Phaedra can save cash by drawing up her own divorce do***ents.

2. He told Todd he just "signed" the pre-nup so he gets nothing!

3. Maybe his fight with Brandon was training for the dog fights he's about to have while he's in the dog pound! WOOF! Woof! Grrr...

74 days ago


That's is going to be one rough 8 year's for you trust me I did a dime in Coleman 2 Federal Penitentiary in Florida you fuc*ing stool pigeon!!!!!!! Even in PC where they put snitches automatically and ur a celebrity at that so I don't feel sorry for you!!!!!!! Good luck as*hole!!

74 days ago


T i was about to get in that ass snitches get stitches!!

73 days ago


Snitches get stitches. This is the worst thing for a criminal headed to jail to do is Snitch.

73 days ago

B Nelson    

I feel saddened for the boys. Another household fatherless:( Apollo is beyond less than a man! And Phaedra isn't innocent as some may think. There's no way on this good earth, phony Phae Phae, had no clue of this bafoonery. Oh well. He did the crime; now it's time to pay up. He won't be missed. Someone wrote it's sad that his son (a.k.a) Mr. President couldn't have his daddy pardoned. LOL!!!

72 days ago


What a "rip off" --- should have been given a REAL
sentence. Ah, the "famous" --- how they get off FREE!!

72 days ago

Get a life    

Phaedra is not dumb! She Just let him sink himself! As a lawyer she knew better than to get involved in crime she unlike him value her children's life! None of us are innocent or perfect! If you watched the show you know Apollo had his own mind and did what he wanted to do and she went on with her life! She like many women didn't judge him for his past! He was just an arrogant jerk and didn't value his freedom! Phaedra is very smart cause her name didn't come up once!

67 days ago


he was already in prison for 6 years for a car theft ring. he got a second chance, married an educated working woman, had 2 beautiful children,the wife wanted him to come work with her in a new business venture (he has no education or skills) so how lucky is that??? and this LOSER throws it all away because he , what?, loves the thrill of the crime, stealing from people???? he should have gotten 15 years for just throwing it all away. idiot.

66 days ago
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