Apollo Nida Agrees to Drug Treatment Program — to Shave Off Prison Time?
How do you feel about this? Real Housewives of Atlantastar Apollo Nida is already boiling in his own hot water — with a recent sentence of eight years in prison for bank fraud, plus a bill for $1.9 million to the victims he’s convicted of defrauding. But there’s a new twist on the story that may save him some time in prison.
According to TMZ, Phaedra Parks’ husband has agreed to enter a 500-hour “intense” drug treatment program during his eight-year sentence. TMZ got that intel from court documents, and law enforcement sources told them Apollo was only accepted into the program because he has a prior DUI. His real motivation, they were told, is to lower his prison sentence, since inmates who successfully complete the program tend to get early releases.
Smart? Slimy? Good investment in your future?
It does seem calculated — since Apollo is reportedly not addicted to anything — but that doesn’t necessarily mean a treatment program of some kind wouldn’t do him good. Still, it stings a bit to think of someone being rewarded in a way for a prior DUI. But if it helps the father of two, and turns his life around (even if it probably won’t save his marriage), and it's legal (for once), why not go for it?