Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida, known for his role in a fraud scheme, had his plea for early termination of probation denied by a Georgia federal judge. Despite Apollo’s claims of following all imposed rules, making payments on time, and contributing to the community, the judge was not persuaded. Apollo also argued that the restrictions prevented him from visiting family gravesites, negatively impacting his mental health, but the judge remained unimpressed and rejected his request.
Reality star Apollo Nida’s plea to have his probation terminated early was denied by a Georgia federal judge, who was unmoved by his emotional plea and cited his outstanding restitution and travel restrictions as reasons for denial.
“Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband, Apollo Nida, has faced disappointment in his latest attempt to have his probation terminated early. Despite his emotional plea, a Georgia federal judge denied his motion for reconsideration, stating that he must complete the full term of his probation. Nida’s probation was scheduled to end in 2024, but he hoped to be released sooner.
Back in 2014, Nida was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 5 years of probation for his involvement in a significant fraud scheme. However, he received a reduced sentence after cooperating with authorities and providing information on his associates. After his release from prison in 2019, Nida claimed to have followed all the rules imposed on him and asserted that he was making positive contributions to his community through volunteer work and coaching youth football. He also emphasized that he had consistently passed all drug tests during his probation period.
In his motion for reconsideration, Nida highlighted his achievements since leaving prison, such as maintaining a stable residence, remarrying, and rebuilding relationships with his children. He argued that the restrictions of his probation prevented him from visiting the gravesites of his deceased family members, negatively impacting his mental health. Despite his passionate plea, the judge remained unconvinced and denied Nida’s request to terminate his probation early once again.
It seems that Apollo Nida will need to complete the full term of his probation, which extends until 2024. His hopes of an early release have been dashed by the court, despite his claims of abiding by the rules and making positive contributions to his community. The judge emphasized that Nida’s outstanding restitution payments, totaling $1.9 million, must also be made according to the agreed-upon schedule. As the reality star continues to navigate his post-prison life, he will need to find solace in other ways as he copes with the loss of his family members and loved ones.”