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RHOA arrest: 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' spouse charged with federal crimes

"Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Phaedra Parks (right) and husband Apollo Nida during happier times in 2012.
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member Phaedra Parks (right) and husband Apollo Nida during happier times in 2012.
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Real-life drama continues to unfold for the cast of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. On Tuesday ABC News reported the arrest of Apollo Nida, husband of RHOA cast member Phaedra Parks, and it would appear the reality TV star is in serious hot water.

This isn’t the first time Phaedra Parks’ spouse of four years has gotten into trouble with the law. Apollo Nida served five years for racketeering, and fans of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta" undoubtedly remember the RHOA 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, although "Good Morning America" has reported Parks has not as of yet released an official comment on Nida’s current charge.

RHOA’s Apollo Nida has been 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.” Parks’ husband was released on $25,000 bond, and Nida is due to appear in federal court in February.

It would seem the RHOA husband is not the saint Phaedra believed he could be. During an HLN interview in June of 2013, Parks, an entertainment lawyer, stated she felt her husband had changed from his criminal past.

Of course my husband did have a past. Like I say on my show, ‘Every sinner has a past, every saint has a future.’

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" airs Sundays on Bravo.

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