After the judge dropped the hammer today, it was very clear that Apollo Nida, husband of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta‘ star, Phaedra Parks, was returning back to jail. Nida just received an 8 year sentence for his involvement in bank fraud and ID theft.
Judge Charles Pannell, under sentencing guidelines, could have given him anywhere from 92 to 115 months. The government was okay with the lower end of those guidelines. Pannell said on the stand that he went slightly above the 92 months partly because white collar criminals of his ilk tend to have a high rate of recidivism.
Nida, dressed in a tan suit and wearing a beard and mustache thicker than seen on the television show, questioned the slightly harsher 96-month sentence to the judge and appeared annoyed after the hearing. “The government did what they had to do,” Nida said before entering the elevator the downtown federal courthouse. When asked if he was unhappy about the sentence, he said, “Whatever the judge gave.”
No word when Nida will start his sentence.
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