I say "final" statement because this is the last we're going to share on this. It seems the family of Gayla St. Julien isn't on the same page in regard to her quotes about the case and her position on Apollo Nida's guilt, etc, so we're posting this last statement for fairness' sake and that's that. The previous statement we shared came from Gayla's God daughter. This new statement is from "the family of Gayla". We're posting it in its entirety – grammar mistakes are not ours. And sorry about the caps, but I wasn't about to rewrite that whole statement.
Apollo Nida's "right hand man", aka Gayla St. Julien, was sentenced last week for her part in the criminal activity she and Apollo were involved in (still alleged on Apollo's part at the moment?). We were holding off writing about it until we had some further information to share, but tonight Gayla sent us an email (via her God daughter) laying out her thoughts and dropping a few tidbits as she begins her five year prison term.
Gayla wanted to set the record straight, "To all the people who hide behind keyboards with negative comments and opinions. To the individuals who know nothing of my life or struggles. Apollo sat in the back of Judge Pannells' court room the look of fear on his face awaiting my fate which will soon be his fate. As of April 23, 2014 was a day of new beginnings for me I took full responsibility for my actions. I DID NOT testify against Apollo."
With the shocking arrest of Apollo Nida for embezzlement, bank fraud, conspiracy, and identity theft, we're gasping for breath! Many are wondering if Phaedra Parks is involved, how much she knew, will the couple stay married, or will Phaedra be charged next? And of course there are as many rumors surrounding Phaedra and Apollo's situation as there are charges.
We expect more and more information, rumors, and gossip to emerge daily surrounding the Real Housewives of Atlanta stars. I'm personally very hopeful (and inclined to believe) Phaedra's hands are clean. I simply cannot imagine her jeopardizing Prince Ayden and Mr. President's future by participating in anything this illegal. I also consider her way too smart to get messed up in something so risky. However, that's just my opinion.
Below is a rundown of the the rumors surrounding Apollo's behavior and the couple's marital status! Please remember, Reality Tea is not confirming or denying the rumors – we are simply reporting on what we've heard.
As we told you last night, The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida was arrested on charges of bank fraud, identity theft and more. The criminal complaint is a doozy and we have decided to share a large portion of it here with you because it's a good read and worth your time. Grab your morning coffee and a couple dozen doughnuts and prepare to settle in for a tale that reads like an episode of your favorite crime series.
The criminal complaint was filed on January 21st and Apollo's arrest warrant was issued the same day. Here's the complaint's intro, "From on or about September 1, 2010 in Fulton County, in the Northern District of Georgia, and elsewhere, defendant did, knowingly and willfully execute and attempt to execute a scheme to defraud federally insured financial institutions by depositing stolen and fraudulently obtained checks and fraudulently obtained auto loan proceeds into bank accounts opened in the stolen identities of real persons, and conspire with others to do so, and knowingly convert to his use and the use of others stolen and fraudulently obtained United States Treasury Checks, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section(s) 641, 1028A, 1344 and 1349."
Here are the charges against Apollo: "there is probable cause to believe that NIDA has committed violations of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641 (embezzlement, theft and conversion of public money); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1028A (aggravated identity theft); Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344 (bank fraud); and Title 18, United States Code, and Section 1349 (conspiracy)."
It seems that two things sealed the deal for Apollo's arrest: his "right hand b****, Gayla St. Julien, and damning evidence (more than a thousand pieces of it) found on his seized laptop.