Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty

After initially professing his innocence, yesterday in a federal courtroom, Apollo Nida pleaded guilty to identity theft and bank fraud. Apollo, who is the husband of RH-Atlanta star Phaedra Parks was accused of stealing the identity of over 50 people and laundering over $2M in four years.

Apollo basically did everything he could to get money illegally. He submitted bogus claims to federal and state agencies; bought and then cashed stolen checks, and creating fake companies and bank accounts which he then used to get loans he never repaid.

Apollo was jailed from 2004-2009 after being convicted of federal racketeering charges. He will be sentenced for these crimes at a later date. Phaedra had to know something. Your husband just doesn't go from having no money and no job to walking around with a couple of million in cash without you knowing. The couple have two kids together.

43 comments:

sandybrook said...

Since this item isn't important and shopws another grifting real housewife family:

OT: Overnight on my fb newsfeed page one of my friends posted an ad from "Globe Aware".
It was pictures of 3 "stars" holding up a sign which read "REAL MEN DON'T BUY GIRLS". It is a project by clebrities to end the global slave sex trade. The three guys in the pictures were Asston Kutcher, Justin Timberlake and SEAN PENN.
Maybe yesterday the Enties received this ad and posted that hooker blind reveal that was taken down because of it? I went to Globe Aware's website and can't find the ad but the site is pretty inactive anyway so I don't know how old the ad is.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Phaedra may have known but that doesn't make her respi sible for committing crime. It Does make her a dishonest, money grubbing ..
Oh wait..she is the face of a reality "star".and all it stands for :-\

nora nader said...

Apollo is so stupid. He had a second chance. All he had to do was milk his 15 minutes of fame from RHOA. He could have done so much stupid shit that many morons would have bought into and he could have made millions instead of committing fraud. Look at all the other idiots who made money off of Bravo's franchise(s). /tsk tsk...stupid stupid apollo.

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Steampunk Jazz said...

@ sandy, I missed the hooker blind but from comments, wasn't that Penn and the asshole that used to be married to Di Lane?
The gist of that blind was rape, right?

TalksTooMuch said...

Hmmmm, maybe they were doing community service, sandy?

Morning y'all!

CoBe said...

Can someone please state what that blind was?

Violet said...

@steamy. That was the gist, yes.

sandybrook said...

yes that was it Steamy they took Emile Hirsch to a whorehouse and when he tried to leave they tied him up (allegedly) to a bed (allegedly) and told the hooker he likes it rough so she basically did painful stuff (allegedly) to him. And Emile has never spoken to Sean and Josh (allegedly) ever again.

sandybrook said...

Good morning TTM and everyone.

sandybrook said...

I think my allegedlys are all there.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Morning TTM. Might explain Penn's humanitarian work in Haiti, its a cover...
Must say that fits better than that ass actually being a humanitarian, he's in it for the money...

sandybrook said...

Everything I read about Haiti and a church down the street from me has volunteers flying over there with food and clothes every few months, says the money isn't going to the people nothing has been done. Its still ravaged all these years later.

fancyscreenname said...

Morning Steamy...

The gist of the blind in my personal opinion was SPANKING.

People's imagination lead them to conclusions. No offense to anyone. Enty actually came into the thread and stated that he didn't mean rape.

Seven of Eleven said...

@CoBe, it's HERE. This site copies CDAN BIs and their guesses/reveals. They grabbed it before E took it down.

surfer said...

Don't forget too, that Penn partnered up with the woman who wrote Room 23 - supposed British socialite who's also a madam. That there is shady shit.

sandybrook said...

Maybe he just doesnt think hookers are in the sex slave trade. Just kidnapped girls like those missing now in Africa. (allegedly)

Steampunk Jazz said...

Morning fancy, Enty came on? I thought that was thunder, not the 4 horsemen coming...;-)
Morning Vi !
Morning sandy!

urban chaos said...

She knew, I have no doubt she's a grifter wrapped up in an education and used her dumb ass husband to d her bidding. Peas in a pod those two!

Ashton and Demi were big advocates to end sex trafficking and did that documentary but I had no idea Sean Penn did. Given his history that's akin to Carlos estevez. Being the poster boy for ' just say no' to drugs.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Thanks Seven, morning :-) the way that blind was stated? I did not think spanking..:-\

Renoblondee said...

I agree with you @fancy

ethorne said...

Duh he got rich from the Donkey Booty videos.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Sandy, a militia group came forward with ransom/political demands to be met, for their safe return. They also threatened to kidnap more. SWAT SEALs to the rescue! :-D

__-__=__ said...

Both those two are so wonk eyed I'm surprised they're both alive. Put them both away so those kids have a chance!

sandy-could it have been a joke? I mean, really those three?? Real men don't buy anyone! Girls, women, boys, men. Real men don't need a paid piece.

sandybrook said...

no its a legitimate volunteer organization. I looked at their website--basically it's volunteering on vacations but it is very inactive.

I think the militia group's plans went awry and now they are screwed.

sandybrook said...



http://www.globeaware.org

Steampunk Jazz said...

@ sandy, the whole thing was not thought out. They were prob thinking, sell the girls for financing after making the demands figuring , who really cared? Whoops!
Let the pimp hand of justice, smite them down. Its Clobbering Time!

di butler said...

I agree with those guesses there. How true, who knows, but it would explain a lot about Hirsh.

Morning, all!

witwritergirl said...

The real crime is Phaedra in those pants.

witwritergirl said...

The real crime is Phaedra in those pants.

derek harvey said...

@Etherone loll
Have you seen that low-budget bitch of an exercise video. It is brutal. Phaedra looks miserable in it.

ethorne said...

@Derek-Call me crazy but I don't think Phaedra uses the vid that often. I'm still upset Kendra didn't name her's Twirl Bootcamp.

True dat @witwritergirl.

ichabod absolom said...

Admitted ex fan of Phaedra here. I caught the reunion from a year or two the other day where she was explaining what Apollo did for a living. Her explanation makes me think she knew damn well it was illegal. Knows, I mean. When I read about his arrest and saw he was using the legal database lexis nexus I was really bummed, I never heard of that til I took paralegal and he at least found out about that from her. I went from thinking she knew nothing to thinking she knows everything and they are married so she will never have to testify against him...he is as dumb as a brick and my guess is she set him up and showed him the ropes but made damn sure she could never be fingered in his shenanigans. I saw him on the reunion for this year and I couldn't believe how arrogant and unapologetic he was and then went on to confront Kenya and tell her "I made you"...he is CLEARLY a sociopath, he has no remorse or shame for anything he has done and because of her association with him I feel stupid for ever liking her. I really liked her work ethic and education, in contrast to Needy who is just a bag of hot air and constantly in need of ego-stroking or someone to bully. I thought she might take the show in a new direction but unfortunately they are criminals hiding in plain sight.

Sherry said...

That was the first thing I saw Writergirl. Ugh..Just NO!

I doubt very seriously that Phaedra was unaware of what he was doing. Just no way. I think Ichabod is right. She set it all up and clearly benefited from his windfall. I hope they take shit away from them as restitution for his victims.

Seven of Eleven said...

Morning, Steamy & Di!

I definitely didn't see spanking, either. You don't have sore memories for years from a prank spanking from a prostitute. But even if it was, he was tied down and they told the prostitute to get rough. That's imprisonment and assault right there.

Massive G said...

Parks said she is studying undertaking. So she will have a career after she is disbarred!

Habibti said...

He will never change. Cheater and liar for life. She is in denial most probably.

nurysp said...

phaedra knows

NapAssasin said...

I'm mildly upset criminals acted like criminals. I'm enraged , however, that Kenya was right and now she'll continue to get airtime next season because she's their most outspoken nemisis.

And those pants.

Countess Eden said...

I read the book by Angela Stanton that worked for a Phaedra and Apollo about ten years ago. She did five years and Phaedra didn't help her at all. They had/have quite the scheme going if true. I believe Angela. She's got youtubes out. Google her if you care. They would do the same sort of con. Plus, they find VIN numbers and under aliases have new keys made and drive off the lot with brand new cars. She gave birth strapped to a hospital bed and Phaedra went to Angela's moms funeral in her place cause she was in jail. She's turned her life around and all the doubters of her story from 3-4 years ago finally believe her bc Apollo got popped. See, Phaedra and Apollo can't testify against each other if they're married. The fact that they got married shocked Angela bc "Phaedra wasn't into him"

ichabod absolom said...

@NapAssasin reading your post I just realized what really happened between Kenya and Apollo. It wasn't sexual tension it was a power struggle...he probably tried to hit on her on the down low like he probably does all the time with women and assumed she'd keep it DL but he didn't realize she runs on pure hate and she got the idea to use him to get back at Phaedra for not wanting to give her the right percentage on the donkey video deal...so she took the control out of his hands which being the schemer that he is he probably can't stand...he was just looking for a side dish and she complicated his life with her revenge scheme and that is why there is that bizarre love/hate vibe between them and he was so arrogant to her at the reunion...he was letting her know that HE was in full control like a true psychopath needs to be and he was calling the shots not her...I am so glad I figured this out because it is one of the strangest plot lines I have ever seen and I always sensed something else was going on besides a cheating thing...what it was was two cons trying to con each other and competing to see who was the top con, he wasn't conning her until she tried to con him so he decided to con her just to get back at her for having the audacity to try to con the king of cons which is apparently how he sees himself. The whole thing makes me think the rumors are true that Phaedra really is gay and a kink freak and Apollo is just around for sperm and heterosexualization.

Studio54 said...

Phaedra defending that bum of a husband of hers all season long has just been pathetic. I agree w/ Enty, she HAD TO have known all this. Where's the idiot getting the money to throw away at the strip club? Not from any workout video. Their marriage reeks of spousal privilege, and nothing more.

The Feds said there is more to come, they were investigating others with the Housewives franchise, and we'll see who will fall next from this.

sugarbread maker said...

Yes I loved it when phaedra. Gave birth at 7 months. Cough. 9. Cough. And Kim called her out on it.