by: Tom Regan Updated:
Apollo Nida, who starred with his wife Pheadra Parks on the TV reality show "Real Housewives of Atlanta," pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday of orchestrating a $2.3 million complex
criminal enterprise spanning four years and harming over 50 victims.
According to the U.S.
In addition, the conspirators obtained funds by filing fraudulent tax returns with the
Nida, 35, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mail, wire and bank fraud. He apologized to the court, and said he takes full responsibility for his actions.
"I was doing it to sustain a lifestyle and everything that was going on," Nida said.
A female co-conspirator was convicted and sentence last month to five years in prison.
Nida's sentencing is scheduled for July. The former reality TV star could face up to 30 years in prison.