— RedneckRealityCheck (@RedneckReality) January 25, 2014
Phaedra Parks from The Real Housewives of Atlanta may be a very good lawyer, but she may not be able to help her husband who is in some serious trouble right now. Apollo Nida has been charged with some heavy crimes and supposedly has been caught red-handed.
Read on for the details on Nida's alleged crimes, his supposed right-hand woman, and his upcoming court date.
UPDATE: New reports by Radar Online say that Nida's wife Phaedra Parks may be involved with several of Nida's fraudulent companies. This would mean she may be facing charges of her own in the future.
1. Apollo Nida Has Been Charged With Identify Theft and Bank Fraud
Atlanta Housewife Phaedra Parks, husband Apollo Nida and son Ayden pic.twitter.com/1NGYfnqpZI
— Virgil Terrell Jr. (@badboyterrell) April 7, 2013
According to the Daily Mail, Nida appeared in front of US District Court on Thursday for questioning and was granted a pre-trial bail of $25,000. However, the reality star has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft.
Nida's preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 12, 2014.
RHOA cast-mate Kenya Moore has already started to make unfavorable comments about Nida and Parks online, just hours after their legal woes have hit the media ...
Losers never win. I have always seen through ppl and I was the first to tell you last season about these ppl and who they really are. #dirty
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) January 25, 2014
2. The Secret Service's Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad Have Specific Details on Nida's Alleged Crimes
According to Access Atlanta, they have obtained the actual claims against Apollo Nida, which read:
Alexandre Herrera, a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad, in a written affidavit, charged that Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.
In addition, the government has discovered two fake debt-collection businesses used to obtain personal identifying information on people. These companies used LexisNexis and Equifax database inquiries to steal many identities.
3. Gayla St. Julien Is The Woman Who Allegedly Helped Nida In His Illegal Activities
— ThatSnarky1 (@thatsnarky1) January 25, 2014
Apparently, it was Gayla St. Julien who was originally under investigation. From there, Nida's case was supposedly blown wide open ...
The agent in February 2012 began investigating alleged criminal activities of Gayla St. Julien, who he said was opening bank accounts under stolen identities to commit bank and check fraud. The investigation ran until September, 2013. At that point, they found 40 bank accounts tied to her. The complaint provided a sampling of bank accounts totaling about $3 million tied to alleged fraudulent activities.
Julien was previously arrested and implicated Nida as the man who was at the head of many of the alleged crimes. She claims to have worked with Nida since 2009 as his "right-hand bitch", doing most of the leg work for him.
4. Nida Has Apparently Been Caught on Tape
It appears as though Apollo Nida opened a fake auto dealership called Ferrari Autohaus and supposedly applied for auto loans under fake identities. Apparently, Julien has set up Nida and recorded him describing some of his illegal schemes in great detail.
5. This Is Not Apollo's First Run-In With The Law
For those Atlanta Housewives fans out there, it's no secret that Apollo Nida has been incarcerated before. In fact, Nida was imprisoned from 2004 to 2009 for federal racketeering related to auto title fraud.