Apollo Nida, Phaedra Parks' Husband, Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Bank Fraud

Celebrity News Jul. 8, 2014 AT 5:30PM
Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, was sentenced to eight years in prison for bank fraud on Tuesday, July 8 Credit: Prince Williams/FilmMagic

It just got real for this reality star.

Phaedra Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, was sentenced to eight years in prison for bank fraud on Tuesday, July 8, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. According to the site, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star could have been given anywhere between 92 to 115 months behind bars. 

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As previously reported, Nida, 35, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. Prosecutors alleged that Nida and his co-conspirators made fraudulent claims against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in at least 11 states.

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"By pleading guilty today, Mr. Nida admits to his conduct in the past, and accepts full responsibility for it," his attorney Thomas D. Bever told Us Weekly in a statement at the time. "Potential incarceration will be based on Mr. Nida's sentencing guidelines calculation as well as a variety of other factors, which have not yet been determined."

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At the time of his plea, a source told Us just how serious the situation was. "His alleged co-conspirator has told all to prosecutors," the insider said. "That generally means bad news for the last man standing."

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Parks, for her part, has yet to comment on her husband's predicament. The couple married in 2009.

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