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Apollo Nida

I'll Do Rehab If ...

It Gets Me Out of Prison Early

7/20/2014 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Apollo Nida Prison ReleaseConvicted money launderer Apollo Nida already got 22 years sliced off his prison sentence, but ironically a DUI might help him shave off a few more ... TMZ has learned.

According to court documents obtained by TMZ ... the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member agreed to a 500-hour "intense" drug treatment program during his 8 year sentence -- even though he's not currently addicted to anything.

Law enforcement sources connected to the case tell us Apollo only got into the program because he has a prior DUI -- and we're told his real motivation is lowering his sentence.

Inmates who successfully complete the program typically get early releases.

Of course, there's no such loophole to help him skirt the $1.9 mil he has to pay back to his victims.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

WHy should we care about this nobody's life

62 days ago
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jjgg5    

Why should he get rehab if he doesn't have substance abuse problems?

62 days ago
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shakedoggy    

apollo is a god

62 days ago
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Rare Z    

Who cares????

62 days ago
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sfrandiver    

This guy is a snitch twice now. This guy will do anything to get out of jail.

62 days ago
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dale12    

APOLLO IS PATHETIC?!

61 days ago
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Seraphina    

They need to have him do somthing that generates revenue. He has to pay back that money, he ruined plenty lif sand they need to get their money back.

61 days ago
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Jazzi    

This man is an idiot. Apollo Nida was convicted for racketeering and began serving his sentence July 28, 2004. He served nearly 5 years of his 18-year sentence before being paroled on May 27, 2009.

So, he served time in jail only to become a repeat offender. He is lucky he only got 8 years this time. Something tells me he still won't learn his lesson. Will be reading about him again in years to come.

And Phaedra Parks is an idiot, too. She is a lawyer and she married this man! SMH

61 days ago
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Ozzie X    

He'll declare bankruptcy.

61 days ago
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Unbroken Chain    

Maybe the program will teach him how to be a decent han being. I just don't understand why all these criminals are allowed to be on reality tv and be famous. What does that say about our society. Growing up I wasn't exposed to these types of people on a daily basis. Now young people look up to these people and we wonder why America is in the toilet

61 days ago
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Donna    

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! NOT ADDICTED TO ANYTHING BUT ENTERING A REHAB FOR IT? IS OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM LOOKING AT THIS? THESE PUNKS CONNECTED TO MONEY USE THE SYSTEM TO THEIR BENEFIT AND GET AWAY WITH IT! THEIR SO CALLED REHAB IS JUST SOME COUNTRY CLUB WHERE THEY HANG OUT AND SAY THEY DID SOMETHING! LET NIDA SIT WHERE HE BELONGS! ANYONE ELSE OUT HERE SURE THE F WOULD WITHOUT BEING OFFERED SOME LAME REHAB!

61 days ago
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BozoTheCat    

Apollo Nida is so dumb he brags about his next scam. To get out of jail early. When does Apollo go to jail?

61 days ago
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ASH    

coward.

61 days ago
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thedash    

Isn't it funny how "bad boys" aren't so tough when it's time to serve time in prison? He's doing all he can to get less time in prison. Apollo Nida is a crook and will die a crook. His past and future are the same. Phaedra knew what he was doing because she knew he damn sure was not going to a PROFESSION that paid anywhere close to what he was throwing away in strip clubs. This mf coming home with new cars, they buy a mini manse in Buckhead and all the while, she's oblivious to his bs? BS?

I wish the feds would go back thru S2 of the RHOA when Phaedra and Apollo were walking in their neighborhood and she was talking about him picking up the bodies for her funeral business. In her confessional, she mentioned that Apollo did recovery work, but she dismissed it like it aint nothing major, so he can help with the funeral home. That statement tells me that she knew that man made nothing more than $40g's a year. So what has he done in a matter of 2 years to generate the income to have the new cars, multiple properties, and "spend $5g's in strip clubs" whenever he went? He's so damn dumb that he put the mini manse in her name alone. Now when his mildly retarded ass get out, he'll right a tell all book about her. U know she aint waiting even a month for this fool once he gets locked up. Her shady ass will mail him the divorce papers.

The mf was leaving the house with a briefcase like he was the CEO of Coke or something. He was probably carrying other peoples **** in the briefcase then.

61 days ago
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Candylady    

Just put his thieving a$$ in jail already!!

61 days ago
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