Crime doesn’t pay but snitching does.
Today Apollo Nida faced his wrong doing at his sentence hearing. After months of dodging his ultimate fate, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star admitted his ill decision and pled guilty on mail, wire and bank fraud. He was charged with money fraud—including cashing stolen checks and laundering over $2 million dollars through fake bank accounts—and sentenced to eight years in prison.
Now while the near decade seems like a long time, its nothing compared to the 30 years he was facing. According to TMZ, the judge, Charles Pannell, confirmed his lips weren’t sealed.
“The judge who sentenced him today in a Georgia court said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators by spilling criminal secrets … and that’s why he got leniency. DOH!”
But informant or not, the judge didn’t go as nicely as he could’ve. Given the option to grant Apollo Nida the least amount (92 months) Pannell opted for a 96-month sentence instead.
“The government did what they had to do,” Nida said about the harsher sentence. The four months difference, its a far cry from his 115 month maximum he could’ve received. We know Nida is patting himself on the back for singing like a canary, his deed landed him 1/4 the maximum sentence.
And as far as his Ride or Die wife, Phaedra Parks? She proved to be more of a sit at home and wait ’til for you type of gal as she sat out of his sentencing hearing.
He was free to go today but he will have to return to prison in three to six weeks to start his bid.