Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Apollo Nida may have even more drama in his life than on the show.
Nida, husband to Phaedra Parks, pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and identity theft in a complex $2.3 million scheme. (Pro tip: If it's complicated, you'll probably get caught.) Essentially, Nida created imaginary companies that gave him access to databases where he found people to rip off. Nida used those individuals and their information to open fake bank accounts under their names and steal U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan cash into those accounts.
And Nida is thanking fans for their support.
"I feel good about the support I’m getting," he told Radar Online. "All the support’s been needed. It's an uphill battle, but we're still staying positive."
With all due respect (not much), that support would be better given to the innocent people he scammed out of money. Or to the taxpayers whose treasury checks he stole.
In fact, Nida barely acknowledges his misdeeds -- crimes -- when asked about it, even though it wouldn't impact any investigations since the plea deal is closed.
"Don't do as I do, but take my experiences and hope that it will give you a better platform. I have very educating things to say, so that people can embark on something new ... Everything doesn’t have to be negative. Right now, I’m working on a three-part project on a new fitness series to compete with P90x and Insanity. I'm about to launch the pre-natal video for pregnant women. I'm working on a distribution deal. Working on Phine Dining. It's a lot. We’re doing monthly subscriptions to the site. I have a lot of positive things out there to talk about."
That's all fine and good, but how about an apology? The only remorse from Nida seems to be that he got caught with bad press.