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Phaedra Parks’ Accuser Angela Stanton Pardoned By President Trump — She’s FREE!

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.

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Phaedra Parks’ Accuser Angela Stanton Pardoned By President Trump!

 

President Donald Trump released a long list of surprising pardons this week, from former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich to the former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik. The 11 individuals pardoned by President Trump included, Phaedra Parks’ former BFF turned accuser, Angela Stanton.

As fans know, Angela Stanton wrote and published a scathing tell-all book titled, Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil.

Angela Stanton

The book accuses Phaedra Parks of masterminding an elaborate criminal scheme — one which involved Phaedra‘s former best friend, Angela Stanton, and Phaedra’s ex-husband, Apollo Nida. In the book, Angela Stanton exposed insurance and identity fraud scams that Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida were doing in 2004. Angela Stanton and Apollo Nida took the fall for those crimes and served time in prison — while Phaedra Parks got off scott-free.

Angela Stanton says in 2004, Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida and herself ran an insurance fraud scam involving identity fraud. The scam involved opening bank accounts, using fake id’s, depositing fake checks into bank accounts and withdrawing the cash. The same crimes in 2014 — Apollo Nida was convicted of and served 6 years in prison for. The fact Apollo Nida was convicted of identity fraud involving the same scam Phaedra is accused of masterminding in 2004, speaks volumes of Phaedra’s knowledge, involvement and guilt in Apollo Nida’s crimes.

Phaedra Parks denied the allegations in Angela Stanton’s book, and sued her former friend for defamation in 2012. 

The defamation lawsuit went on for years with Phaedra Parks filing various frivolous motions — eventually the case was dismissed with prejudice in June 2016.

In the formal legal world, a court case that is dismissed with prejudice means that it is dismissed permanently. A case dismissed with prejudice is over and done with, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court.

Had Phaedra Parks seen her day in court, she would have had everything to lose — in terms of her reputation and future business opportunities — by admitting to any of Stanton’s criminal conduct allegations.

Angela Stanton, an author and TV personality, appeared on TMZ Live Wednesday and was over the moon after getting the pardon news on her birthday.

Angela Stanton’s pardon means her 2004 criminal conviction has been wiped clean from her record and she’s no longer a felon. 

 

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