Real Housewive’s star “Phaedra Parks” HUSBAND ARRESTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT

Published On January 25, 2014 | By Staff | black people and money, Financial Lovemaking, Financial News, News

“The Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast memberPhaedra Parks’ husbandApollo Nida surrendered to authorities after being charged with bank fraud and identity theft, according to a complaint filed by the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Atlanta Thursday.

UPDATE: Friday, January 24, 2014, 11:16 p.m. I was able to finally procure the actual complaint from a source. Here are some of the details:

Alexandre Herrera, a U.S. Secret Service Agent in the Counterfeit and U.S. Treasury Check Squad, in a written affidavit, charged that Nida created fake companies, enabling him to access databases to find individuals to rip off. He opened fake bank accounts under those real names and funneled stolen U.S. Treasury checks and auto loan proceeds into those accounts.

The agent in February 2012 began investigating alleged criminal activities of Gayla St. Julien, who he said was opening bank accounts under stolen identities to commit bank and check fraud. The investigation ran until September, 2013. At that point, they found 40 bank accounts tied to her. The complaint provided a sampling of bank accounts totaling about $3 million tied to  alleged fraudulent activities.

The office also identified two fake debt-collection businesses used to “illicitly obtain personal identifying information of individuals.” The companies used LexisNexis and Equifax database inquiries to steal identities. St. Julien was arrested on Sept. 11, 2013 by the Secret Service. She implicated Nida as the man who orchestrated many of the alleged fraudulent schemes. She had worked with Nida since 2009.

St. Julien “described herself as NIDA’s ‘right hand b****’ in executing the legwork of his fraud schemes,” Herrera wrote. She told him she received “scraps” compared to how much he pocketed.

Nida would allegedly steal real people’s identities and have St. Julien pretend to be them to open bank accounts. She would then deposit fraudulent auto loan checks, stolen U.S. Treasury checks, stolen retirement checks issued to Delta Airlines employees, and checks in the names of real people that were owed unclaimed property from various state and federal government agencies, according to the criminal complaint.

He also opened a fake auto dealership (such as Ferrari Autohaus) and apply for auto loans in the names of stolen identities. After the arrest, the agents had St. Julien tape record conversations with Nida in which he explained many of his schemes. At one point, they obtained a federal search warrant of Nida’s vehicle and seized evidence, including a bank debit card in the name of Ferrari Autohaus Inc., cell phones and a laptop computer.

Nida was previously imprisoned from 2004 to 2009 for breaking federal racketeering laws related to auto title fraud. He married Parks, an attorney, in 2009 and they have since had two children.

The U.S. District Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill released Nida on a pretrial bond of $25,000. A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 12, 2014.

Sandra Rose broke the story earlier today.

A PR agency spokeswoman who represents Parks declined to comment, saying it’s not their policy to talk about “the personal lives of our clients. Should anything change we will let you know.”


Soul Survivor: Girl Had AIDS As A Baby And Is Still Going Strong At 29: Repost

By Barry Burch Jr.

For many what it feels like to live with AIDS is a mystery.  Oprah along with her viewers realized this truth 25 years ago as they listened to the story of one of the show’s most memorable guests.  The 11-year-old-girl named Hydeia Broadbent, with her thick braids, hoop nose ring and high-pitched voice captured the audience with her heartrending story.

In the 1996 interview, Broadbent explained what her life was like living with AIDS.  She had been born with the disease andhadieya was experiencing the symptoms of full blown AIDS as early as the age of five.

A young and brave Broadbent explained“I had had fungus in my brain, blood infections, pneumonia.  I went Code blue a couple of times.  And when I was 5, that’s when they said I had full blown AIDS.”

Though the attitude of Broadbent was strong and confident throughout the interview, when asked what the most difficult part of living with the disease was, Broadbent broke down.  “When your friends die,” she answered.  “That’s the hardest part because you love them and you always lose a friend to AIDS…a lot of my friends have died of AIDS.”

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