"Real Housewives of Atlanta" husband gets prison for fraud

Apollo Nida, 35 CBS affiliate WGCL

ATLANTA, Ga.- Apollo Nida, the husband of reality television show "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Phaedra Parks has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.

Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 35-year-old Apollo Nida was also ordered to pay restitution to victims of a $2.3 million scheme during his sentencing hearing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta.

He pleaded guilty May 6 to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud.

Prosecutors say Nida and co-conspirators since 2009 had stolen checks and used victims' stolen identities to file fraudulent tax returns and fraudulent claims against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Authorities say the group laundered money by opening bank accounts in its victims' names.

  • Crimesider Staff

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