“Real Housewives of Atlanta” estranged star Apollo Nida just can’t get it together, it seems. He is in trouble again for committing a crime while behind federal prison walls.
The soon-to-be ex-husband of Phaedra Parks, who is already in prison for federal wire fraud conviction, is forced to spend the next 18 months in maximum security for being caught with a cellphone in his cell.
Phaedra Parks‘ estranged husband, 37, was caught with a cell phone in his New Jersey prison, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
According to a prison insider, officials discovered in February that the former Real Housewives of Atlanta star had been using the forbidden phone to call friends and family from the Fort Dix Correctional Institute, where he was transferred late last fall to finish an eight-year sentence on fraud and theft charges.
Nida received more than just a slap on the wrist for his wrongdoing.
“The prison staff took Apollo’s violation very seriously,” the Fort Dix source tells Radar. “He was taken out of camp with the general population and placed in maximum security.”
Now, the father of two is locked up behind barbed wire for 18 months.
Among the stricter rules, loved ones, including sons Ayden 5, and Dylan 2, must receive a full body scan before visits.
The source also adds that there’s no suspicion that Phaedra slipped him the phone during a visit.
Though Parks, 44, took the young boys to see their father earlier this year, the reality TV attorney is not suspected of smuggling in the cell phone.
“Phaedra has not been questioned,” the prison source assured fans.