Drug dealers and killers strike again……Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Park’s ex-convict husband Apollo has been arrested and charged with bank fraud and identity theft, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Atlanta Thursday.
The U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill has since released Nida on a pretrial bond.
For those of you who don’t remember, Apollo was imprisoned from 2004 to 2009 for breaking federal racketeering laws related to auto title fraud.
There isn’t much other information out at this time, but we’ll definitely be keeping you updated.
Whew, lord. We can’t wait to hear what the rest of the housewives have to say about this one!
If we remember correctly, isn’t this one of the crimes that Phaedra’s ex-friend Angela Stanton alleged Apollo (and Phaedra) were involved in?
A little over a year ago, Angela Stanton published a book titled Lies of a Real House Wife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil in which she alleges Phaedra Parks was also in on Apollo’s auto title scam, as well as insurance fraud.
She sat down for an exclusive two-part interview with Vibe in which she gave a detailed account of Phaedra Parks’ role in multiple scams and claimed Apollo was involved in various fraudulent activities.
Phaedra then sued both Angela and Vibe. She claimed the book was false and defamatory and demanded a trial by jury along with $5 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages.
“The false and defamatory accusations were published online to generate interest in, and increase sales of, a subsequently published book that would repeat and expand on the online statements,” the lawsuit reads.
The lawsuit also reads: “While (Parks) recognizes the importance of the role of the media in reporting on public figures, (Stanton) and other members of the media are not granted unfettered right or privilege under the First Amendment to defame public figures by publishing false and defamatory accusations with actual malice.”
As of July, the lawsuit had been postponed. You know what they say — where there’s smoke, there’s a fire. And it’s looking real smoky over here.