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Apollo Nida Desperate to Stay Out of Jail, 'Real Housewives of Altanta' Star Phaedra Parks Husband Files Motion to Postpone Court Date in Federal Case


Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida
(Photo : Facebook/Real Housewives of Atlanta) New report: Phaedra Parks is considering having an open marriage while her husband Apollo Nida serves his eight year prison sentence.

Apollo Nida is doing everything he can to make sure he doesn't end up back in jail for a second time.

While the husband of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star, Phaedra Parks, has been adamant that he is not guilty of the several federal charges of bank fraud and identity theft he's currently facing, he recently filed a motion to have his official court date pushed back, Radar Online reported.

In an effort to allow for more time for deliberation, Lawyers filed court documents on Feb. 10, requesting for "an extension of time up to and including March 25, 2014." 

The documents go on to say postponing the trial "will allow the parties sufficient time to discuss a potential resolution of this case," such as a settlement. In delaying the trial, Nida is also hoping to gain more time to thoroughly go over the case against him so he can decided whether or not to go forward with a drawn out criminal case or to accept a plea deal.

As we previously reported, an affidavit was filed by the Us. District Attorney's office stating that the father of two created fake companies, which granted him access to secure information for various individuals after which he opened several fake bank accounts and funneled stolen US Treasury checks and fake auto loans into those accounts.

However, Nida was not working alone. 

Apparently, a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad had been working on the investigation since February 2012 after following the activities of Gayla St. Julien, who was reportedly committing check fraud and opening bank accounts under stolen identities. The feds followed St. Julien until September 2013 when they found 40 bank accounts and nearly $3 million tied to her.

After arresting St. Julien on Sept. 11, 2013, the woman who had deemed herself as Nida's "right hand b***h," according to the affidavit, gave up Nida as her counterpart and said she had been working with him on the fraudulent bank accounts since 2009.

The report went on to say that Nida was actually the brains of the operation, using St. Julien to pose as the ripped-off identities and open bank accounts under real people's names, after which she would deposit fraudulent loan checks and U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees and checks written out to real people that were owed unclaimed property from state and federal government agencies.

This isn't Nida's first run-in with the law for fraudulent activity either. He also served time in prison from 2004 to 2009 after being charged with auto title fraud.


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Feb 15, 2014 12:08 PM EST