Former ‘Real Housewives’ Star Apollo Nida Arrested In Miami Hotel While On Federal Probation
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida is asking a federal judge to end his criminal probation years early, but had to share a bombshell detail in the process.
Documents obtained by Radar Online show that Nida has filed a petition for early termination of supervised release. In the petition, Nida reveals that he was arrested on May 30, 2021 by Miami police for a local ordinance violation after trying to enter his hotel.
Nida posted bail for the secret arrest on June 1 and immediately notified his parole officer of his contact with police.
Court records show Nida was released on $1,000 bond. Parks’ fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Cynthia Bailey’s ex-husband Peter Thomas was the one who picked him up from jail.
The charges were eventually dropped on August 5, however Nida was ordered to remain on GPS monitor with strict curfews, which he claims have lost him a lot of money as a result.
Nida also accuses his P.O. of making false statements to the court about the arrest and is demanding his probation be terminated early to allow him to move on with his life. A decision is pending.
Nida’s probation stems from his 2014 conviction over his role in a massive money fraud scheme. Prosecutors accused him of laundering more than $2 million through fraudulent bank accounts.
He was sentenced to eight years, but was released in 2019 and ordered to complete five years of probation and supervised release.
In 2016, Nida filed for divorce from Parks while in prison after five years of marriage. They share two sons.