We wonder what Kenya has to say about this!!
Apollo Nida reportedly surrendered to authorities this week after racking up those charges, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution‘s Access Atlanta, which broke the story based on a complaint filed by the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Atlanta. The site reported that Nida is being accused of creating fake companies and fake bank accounts using other people’s names, among other things.
The written affidavit, obtained by the Journal-Constitution, claims Apollo is suspected of creating several fake companies that provided him access to people’s personal information. It details that he is charged with opening fake bank accounts using the identities of those people. He then sent funds from stolen U.S. Treasury check and auto loans in the fake accounts.
Gayla St. Julian is named as Apollo’s alleged partner in the scheme. The document accuses her of going into banks and pretending to be the people whose identities were stolen by Nida. Secret Service agents in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad began investigating St. Julien’s activity in February 2012. In September 2013, authorities discovered 40 bank accounts connected to her. She was arrested on Sept. 11, 2013, by the Secret Service, later naming Nida as her accomplice in the fraudulent activities.
The complaint also says agents had St. Julien record on tape conversations she had with Nida talking about the fraud. A sample of the bank accounts tied to St. Julien was included in the document. They hold close to $3 million in funds connected to the scheme.
U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill released Nida on a pretrial bond of $25,000, The Journal-Constitution reports. A preliminary hearing has been set for Feb. 12, 2014. This isn’t the first time Nida has gotten into trouble with the law, though. The Bravo reality star was previously locked up from 2004 to 2009 for breaking federal racketeering charges related to auto title fraud.
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