On Sunday’s night “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion show, Phaedra Parks read Kenya Moore to filth, citing the fact that Kenya doesn’t know what type of sperm she’d end up with. Take a look at the clip below:
Well when you live in glass houses, you better not throw stones, especially when your husband isn’t squeaky clean. Apparently Phaedra ended up with one those those “bad sperm” men, since her husband Apolla Nida has pleaded to charges.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Nida plead guilty to charges of mail, wire and bank fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Nida’s crimes could send him to prison for up to 30 years and a fine of up to $1 million on top of restitution for an estimated $2.3 million he allegedly defrauded various individuals, financial institutions and government agencies. Judge Charles Pannell has set the sentencing hearing for July 8 at 2 p.m.
Alana Black, the assistant U.S. attorney, told Judge Pannell Nida’s scheme in detail. He opened a fake debt collection agency to gain access to databases full of individual’s personal information. He would then steal people’s ID and find unclaimed funds, refunds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, stolen U.S. treasury checks and refunds from fraudulent U.S. income tax returns.
Nida had St. Julien open UPS mailboxes and bank checking accounts using those fake identities, deposit those checks, then pocket the money.
Later, he created fake auto dealerships and then get auto loans for phantom cars.
The U.S. Secret Service, working with the state consumer protection agency, caught St. Julien first, then was able to procure Nida’s laptop with oodles of evidence that he could not refute.
Nida said in court that he takes “full responsibility for my actions” and expressed regret for hurting his family and any individuals and institutions affected by his fraud. “It was a dumb situation I put myself in,” he said.
He did provide some context for his actions. In 2009, Nida had just left prison after five years for federal racketeering charges related to auto title fraud. He and Parks married and she soon signed on to be part of “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
He said she was making far more money than him and he felt pressure to keep up. (He cited a $600,000 contract for her but didn’t say how long that was supposed to last.) Without easy legitimate ways to make quick money, he opted for this illegal scheme instead. But he claimed to her he was running a legitimate debt recovery firm and kept her firmly in the dark.
Phaedra, honey. In the words of Rihanna, you look so dumb right now. Maybe you would have been better off buying some sperm.