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Some Real Housewives of Atlanta fans can’t get enough details and info on Apollo Nida’s fraud case and prison sentence.  For those people/fans, we now have the court documents that spell out the terms of Apollo’s guilty plea and the probation highlights, too. 

Apollo pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud – all other charges were dismissed.  Apollo was sentenced to 96 months in prison, but he may get out early if he attends a drug rehabilitation program during his stint in the big house.

According to court docs filed last week, Apollo will be on supervision for five years after he’s released.  The terms of his supervision are pretty standard, with community service hours to be served, no hanging out with other felons, etc.   Apollo also can’t open any new credit cards or lines of credit without approval and more. 

Also worth noting is that Apollo will pay restitution.  The amount will be decided at a later date, but the court waives the cost of his incarceration and no fine has to be paid.

The court documents state:  

It is ordered that the defendant shall pay the special assessment of $100.00 which shall be due immediately.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the defendant shall notify the United States attorney for this district within thirty days of any change of name, residence, or mailing address until all fines, restitution, costs and special assessments imposed by this judgment are fully paid.


  • The defendant is hereby committed to the custody of the United States Bureau of Prisons to be imprisoned for a term of 96 MONTHS as to count one of the information in the above entitled cause.
  • The Court recommends the Bureau of Prisons designate an institution as near as possible to the Atlanta, GA area, as place of service of the sentence imposed this date by the Court.
  • The Court recommends that the defendant participate in the Bureau of Prisons  500 Hour Intensive Drug Treatment Program.
  • The defendant shall surrender for service of sentence at the institution designated by the Bureau of Prisons as notified by the United States Marshal.



  • Upon release from imprisonment, the defendant shall be on supervised release for a term of 5 YEARS as to count one of the information.
  • While on supervised release, the defendant shall not commit another federal, state or local crime and shall not illegally possess a controlled substance.  The defendant shall comply with the standard and special conditions that have been adopted by this court (set forth below).  If this judgment imposes a restitution obligation, it shall be a condition of supervised release that the defendant pay any such restitution that remains unpaid at the commencement of the term of supervised release.  The defendant shall comply with the following additional conditions:
  • Within 72 hours of release from the custody of the Bureau of Prisons, the defendant shall report in person to the probation office in the district to which the defendant is released.
  • The defendant shall submit to drug testing if requested to do so by the United States Probation Officer.
  • Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 14135a(d) and 10 U.S.C. 1565(d), which requires mandatory DNA testing for Federal Offenders convicted of felony offenses, the defendant shall cooperate in the DNA collection as directed by the probation officer.
  • The defendant shall not incur new credit charges or open additional lines of credit without the approval of the probation officer unless the defendant is in compliance with the installment payment schedule.
  • The defendant shall make full and complete disclosure of finances and submit to any audit of financial documents, at the request of the United States Probation Officer.
  • The defendant shall pay any financial penalty that is imposed by this judgment, and that remains unpaid at the commencement of the term of supervised release. The defendant shall make restitution payments from any wages he may earn in prison in accordance with the Bureau of Prisons Financial Responsibility Program.  Any portion of restitution that is not paid in full at the time of the defendant’s release from imprisonment shall become a condition of supervision and be paid at the monthly rate of not less than $150.00 plus 25% of gross income in excess of $2300.00 per month.
  • The defendant shall perform 100 hours of community service under the guidance and supervision of the U.S. Probation Officer.
  • The defendant’s travel outside of the Northern District of Georgia shall be limited to verified employment within the United States, and shall not exceed seven (7) calendar days per month, nor will it exceed seven (7) consecutive days per calendar month.
  • The defendant shall not own, possess or have under his control any firearm, dangerous weapon or other destructive device.
  • The defendant shall participate in a drug/alcohol treatment program under the guidance and supervision of a United States Probation Officer and if able, contribute to the cost for services for such treatment.
  • The defendant shall submit to a search of his person, property, (real or personal, or rental) residence, office, and/or vehicle(s) at a reasonable time and in a reasonable manner, based upon reasonable suspicion of  contraband or evidence of a violation of a condition of release; failure to submit to a search may be grounds for revocation; the defendant shall warn any other residents that the premises may be subject to searches pursuant to this condition.



While the defendant is on supervised release pursuant to this judgment, the defendant shall not commit another federal, state or local crime.  In addition:

  • 1.    The defendant shall not leave the judicial district without the permission of the court or probation officer;
  • 2.    The defendant shall report to the probation officer as directed by the court or probation officer and shall submit a truthful and complete written report within the first five days of each month;
  • 3.    The defendant shall answer truthfully all inquiries by the probation officer and follow the instructions of the probation officer;
  • 4.    The defendant shall support his or her dependents and meet other family responsibilities;
  • 5.    The defendant shall work regularly at a lawful occupation unless excused by the probation officer for schooling, training, or other acceptable reasons;
  • 6.    The defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of any change in residence or employment;
  • 7.    The defendant shall refrain from the excessive use of alcohol and shall not purchase, possess, use, distribute, or administer any narcotic or other controlled substance, or any paraphernalia related to such substances, except as prescribed by a physician, and shall submit to periodic urinalysis tests as directed by the probation officer to determine the use of any controlled substance;
  • 8.    The defendant shall not frequent places where controlled substances are illegally sold, used, distributed, or administered;
  • 9.    The defendant shall not associate with any persons engaged in criminal activity, and shall not associate with any person convicted of a felony unless granted permission to do so by the probation officer;
  • 10.    The defendant shall permit a probation officer to visit him or her at any time at home or elsewhere and shall permit confiscation of any contraband observed in plain view by the probation officer;
  • 11.    The defendant shall notify the probation officer within 72 hours of being arrested or questioned by a law enforcement officer;
  • 12.    The defendant shall not enter into any agreement to act as an informer or a special agent of a law enforcement agency without the permission of the court;
  • 13.    As directed by the probation officer, the defendant shall notify third parties of risks that may be occasioned by the defendant’s criminal record or personal history or characteristics, and shall permit the probation officer to make such notifications and to confirm the defendant’s compliance with such notification requirement.


  • The Court finds that the defendant does not have the ability to pay a fine and cost of incarceration. The Court will waive the fine and cost of incarceration in this case.


  • To be determined at a later date.



The full court docs are below.



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