'Real Housewives' Apollo Nida Sentenced to 8 Years for Fraud
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

According to reports, Apollo Nida, husband and cast member of Bravo TV’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Phaedra Parks has been sentenced to eight years in prison for fraud.

Nida originally faced up to 30 years in prison for mail, wire and bank fraud, but a Georgia judge showed leniency due to his cooperation with a federal investigation, reports indicate.

“On behalf of my client Apollo, right now he feels remorse. He thought the judge was fair, and accepts his sentence, although he was hoping it would be less,” Nida’s lawyer Thomas D. Bever told PEOPLE.

“Apollo is elated that this proceeding is past him and is no longer handing over his head. It meant everything to him that his mother and brother spoke on his behalf. He’s OK, and will get through this.”

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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