Apollo Nida can now breathe a sigh of relief — at least for a little while. The judge in the Real Housewives of Atlanta star’s federal fraud trial just ruled in his favor, after he requested for his court date to be pushed back to March.
Apollo is facing some lengthy prison time, should he be convicted of his bank fraud and identity theft charges. A couple of weeks back, Apollo filed paperwork to postpone his trial a month, so that he may have more time to go over the government’s case against him. There’s also still a chance that the reality star may accept some sort of plea deal.
It would seem that the judge believed this time to be important, as well, as court documents filed on February 14 include the following statement:
“The Court finds that the ends of justice served by granting the motion to continue outweighs the public’s and defendant’s interest in a speedy trial. Specifically, this delay will allow the parties time necessary to discuss a resolution of the allegations.”
In other words, Apollo may very well offer information to the federal investigators in exchange for a lesser sentence. With two children under four, this is probably a more appealing option for Apollo, so as not to leave his RHoA star wife Phaedra Parks on her own.
If the trial does continue, it will take place on March 25.
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