“The government did what they had to do…”
Apollo Nida Reacts To His 8 Year Prison Sentence
In addition to being upset about his upcoming time in the bing, Apollo could’ve very well been perturbed to see that his “Real Housewives of Atlanta” spouse was NOT present in the court room to support him.
Nida, dressed in a tan suit and wearing a beard and mustache thicker than seen on the television show, questioned the slightly harsher 96-month sentence to the judge and appeared annoyed after the hearing. “The government did what they had to do,” Nida said before entering the elevator the downtown federal courthouse. When asked if he was unhappy about the sentence, he said, “Whatever the judge gave.”
“Today’s sentencing exemplifies impartial justice regardless of economic class or perceived celebrity status. Nida’s sentence should be an eye opener for other like-minded criminals who scheme to steal victims’ identities, defraud them and ignore the consequences of their actions,” said Reginald G. Moore, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Secret Service, Atlanta Field Office, in a press release.
Nida’s attorney Thomas Bever attempted to get the sentence reduced due in part to Nida’s poor upbringing but Pannell felt that was not a big enough factor given Nida’s age (35).
Pannell did recommend that Nida be placed in a prison close to Atlanta for the benefit of his family, which includes two young sons with Parks. Parks, who Bever said at a previous hearing was not involved in the scheme, did not attend the sentencing.
Poor Phae Phae clearly wants nothing to do with this clown. Good for her!