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Phaedra Parks' spouse Apollo Nida sentenced, RHOA star has to pay up

Apollo Nida was sentenced for bank fraud. Will Phaedra Parks stand by her man?
Apollo Nida was sentenced for bank fraud. Will Phaedra Parks stand by her man?
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The start of 2014 was not pleasant for Phaedra Parks and her husband Apollo Nida of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” The RHOA stars will undoubtedly have a lousy summer as well because Parks’ spouse was sentenced for his federal crimes reported the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, and Nida has to pay up.

Real-life drama continues to unfold for the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” from the arrest of Apollo Nida, husband of RHOA cast member Phaedra Parks, in January to his guilty plea in May and now a sentence of jail time, a large fine and the loss of his home. Radar Online revealed Nida’s Georgia house was sold at public auction in May for failure to pay taxes.

Phaedra Parks’ spouse of four years is no stranger to criminal activity. Apollo Nida has already served five years for racketeering, and now he’ll serve another eight for bank fraud and identity theft, as well as forking over $2.3 million in restitution. RHOA fans surely remember “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” brawl between Brandon DeShazer, Kenya Moore’s assistant and Nida, which occurred back in September. As a party was in the process of taping for "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" season six, Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks’ beloved, “flew into a rage and violently attacked” Brandon, allegedly over a workout video. Love is blind and Phaedra continues to support her man, even after he blamed his wife’s success for his life of crime. But where was she this past weekend?

RHOA’s Apollo Nida was charged with bank fraud and identity theft for allegedly “depositing millions of stolen and fraudulently obtained checks, auto loan proceeds and US treasury checks issued as tax refunds into upwards of 40 bank accounts, which had been opened with apparent stolen identities.” Phaedra Parks’ husband’s sentence is more than the minimum because this type of white-collar crime has a high re-offense rate, and as stated above, “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is no stranger to this time of crime.

According to Perez Hilton Apollo Nida got off easy because he ratted on his “friends” and “business partners.” Will Phaedra Parks support her husband? The RHOA star was last spotted this weekend in Cancun for a friend’s birthday party. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," which airs Sundays on Bravo, will most likely reveal that drama when the new season begins.