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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 million through phony bank accounts.

According to AJC:

Nida’s attorney Thomas Bever attempted to get the sentence reduced due to Nida’s poor upbringing but Judge Charles Pannell felt that was not a big enough factor given Nida’s age (35).

Pannell did recommend that Nida be placed close to Atlanta for the benefit of his family.

Nida could have been sentenced to 30 years, but according to TMZ, Judge Pannell said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators, which led to the leniency.

Nida appears on the hit Bravo show with wife Phaedra Parks. Parks, who Bever said at a previous hearing was not involved in the scheme, did not attend the sentencing. The couple has two young sons together.


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