Nida reportedly has less than a week of freedom left before he has to ‘check in’ to his new vacation home, but he made sure he made a mark on the outside before his official departure by spilling the ‘secrets’ of his success with the likes of Forbes Magazine.
According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Apollo E. Nida must surrender to authorities by September 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. to begin serving his 8 year prison sentence. And for those of you who wish to send fan mail, Nida housed at the FMC Federal Prison in Lexington, KY
If you recall, Nida stated previously in my one on one with him, that he wanted to give back by helping banks and financial institutions create better safeguards to prevent theft.
In light of his upcoming prison sentence, Apollo recently did an exclusive interview recently with Kelly Richmond Pope, who wrote an article entitled ‘The Miseducation of Apollo Nida,’ which appeared in Forbes Magazine back in January.
When the Real Housewives of Atlanta added Ms. Parks to the show in 2010, I remember sending an email to her requesting an interview with Nida. I was fascinated by his first fraud case and how he transitioned back into society and landed on a television show. I wanted to ask Nida about his experiences in federal prison and his rationalization to commit auto title fraud.
I never received a response from Ms. Parks (or Nida for that matter) but now I have a new laundry list of questions. My first question would be “why?”. Why did Nida feel the need to engage in this same behavior again?
For starters, Ms. Parks and Nida make a reportedly $300,000 and $50,000-$75,000 respectively per season with a combined family net worth of $2 million. I really wonder if they needed the money. Or is it something about the limelight of reality tv stardom that causes the Giudices and Nidas of the world to engage in fraud.
Who knows the answer to this question, but bravo to Bravo for showing us these “real” fraud cases.
After the Forbes article ran (click HERE to read the full post), Apollo decided to do an exclusive sit down with Pope and Dr. A. Harris-Britt to discuss his crimes in a few video taped sessions.
I’m not sure where the vids will turn up, but I’m sure there’s something in the works (possibly a documentary of some sort) that will feature Apollo speaking about his crimes and how he did what he did…
Whatever the case, Apollo seems to be resigned to the fact that he has jail time and wants to give something back to the world before he ‘checks in’ to serve his time on September 10th.