- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Park's husband was taken into policy custody on Friday and is being charged with identity theft and bank fraud.
Her husband, Apolla Nida, surrendered to authorities on Friday, according to Access Atlanta.
A U.S. secret service agent claimed Nida used others' names to create fake companies and bank accounts in order to funnel stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into the accounts.
According to the New York Daily News, Gayle St. Julien, an alleged accomplice, was the one who implicated Nida's involvement in the fraud scheme.
St. Julien, who was was arrested in September, reportedly told authorities that Nida orchestrated many of their illegal activities, and that he obtained more money than she did because of it.
This is not the first time Nida has had a brush with the law, having been imprisoned from 2004 to 2009 for breaking federal racketeering laws related to auto title fraud.
Nida has been granted a pre-trial bond of $25,000, and has a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 12.
Nida and Parks, who is an attorney herself, married in 2009 and have two children together.