EXCLUSIVE: Apollo Nida Asks Twitter to Verify His Account, 8 Hours After Pleading Guilty To Fraud
Fresh off of his guilty plea yesterday, Apollo Nida is working on his to-do list before he goes to the pokey for a long prison sentence. First item on
prisoner #693254A Apollo’s list is to get his Twitter account verified by Twitter. Apollo tweeted to “@verified” last night “THIS IS THE REAL APOLLO NIDA FROM RHOA PLEASE VERIFY ME.” We all know Apollo isn’t the sharpest tool in the tool shed but COME ON! Does he really think he can tweet from prison?
Apollo was released from his first prison sentence in 2009 and the rules haven’t changed. And if he could tweet, what would he tweet anyways?…”Turned up in O’range” or “Lights out at 10:00,” I mean really!
Yesterday, the career criminal pled guilty to conspiracy to commit mail, wire, and bank fraud. These charges carry up to 30 years in the slammer. In addition, he will be subjected to fines up to $1 million, plus restitution for an estimated $2.3 million. Sentencing has been scheduled for July 8 at 2 p.m.
Mostly celebrities and public figures verify their Twitter accounts to establish authenticity of their identities on Twitter. Any account with a blue verified badge on their profile is a verified account. That way the public can distinguish between an actual celebrity and imposter accounts.
Why Apollo feels it’s imperative he verifies his account now when he has 61 days left before he’s sentenced on July 8th is beyond my comprehension.
Perhaps, the twice convicted felon plans to smuggle a cell phone into prison and tweet from PrisonInmates Online, who knows!!
Cell phones are commonly smuggled into prisons via body cavity and prisoners secretly Tweet and Facebook from prison. However, it’s violates prison rules.
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In an ironic twist, July 8th happens to be the same sentencing day for Teresa and Joe’s Giudice, stars of The Real Housewives of New Jersey. How convenient for “All About The Tea,” Apollo can share Teresa and Joe Giudice’s “Countdown to Sentencing” clock, located on the site’s sidebar.
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Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.