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Apollo Nida's Atlanta home sells at courthouse for back taxes

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 26: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' cast member Phaedra Parks (right) and Apollo Nida attend Cirque du Soleil TOTEM Premiere at Atlantic Station on October 26, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Cirque du Solei

Circumstances become worse for Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida. His home in Atlanta, Georgia was sold on a public auction. According to Radar Online, Apollo didn’t pay the property taxes.

Apollo paid $9,000 for the 4,687-square-foot Atlanta home in 2010. When it sold at public auction, the price was cheaper. The buyer only paid $2,800 for the three-bedroom home that belonged to Apollo.

The court document that Radar Online published contained, “Said sale was made for the purpose of paying ad valorem taxes owed, the interest and penalties on said taxes, and the expenses of the sale, all of which were mature and payable because of failure to pay same interest and penalties on said taxes and the expenses of the sale, all of which were mature and payable because of failure to pay same when due.”

Apollo may not care, depending on the outcome of his court trial, scheduled on July 8, 2014. Apollo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud. He allegedly needed a way to funnel stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loans, so he created fake companies, and opened fake bank accounts. He may be spending his time in a jail cell. His lawyer is trying to get those "possible,” years reduced. The lawyer submitted papers asking the court to lower his criminal history. They are asking the court to change Apollo’s past charges of Criminal History Category V to Criminal History Category IV.

If they are successful in their plea, it will reduce the maximum number of years that the judge can sentence him to. Right now, he could be sentenced to serve 30 years in jail.

Apollo’s attorney told Radar Online, “A criminal history category of V substantially overstates the seriousness of Mr. Nida’s criminal past, thus warranting a departure from the Guidelines range. Mr. Nida’s lengthy but early small-time criminal history is simply not in the same league as the “violent offenders, drug kingpins and perpetrators of far more serious offenses” that Criminal History Category V was designed to address.”

Apollo’s marriage may not be that wonderful either. While he is spending time alone, his wife is vacationing in Mexico with her girlfriends and Fantasia Barrino. When Radar Online asked him about his marriage, he said that they were working on it.

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