"Real Housewives" Attorney Phaedra Parks' Criminal Past Exposed [VIDEO]
Do you believe this story?
Real Housewives of Atlanta's Phaedra Parks, who has made a name for herself as an attorney - she famously represented Bobby Brown - wasn't always a law-abiding citizen, according to a former friend who's now come forward.
Angela Stanton, now the author of Lies of a Real Housewife, claims Parks' husband, Apollo Nida, isn't the only criminal in their household (he served at least 5 years for theft and racketeering).
Stanton claims Parks was also involved in illegal activity involving fake checks and stolen cars.
"Once she introduced me to Apollo, it was strictly a business relationship that the two of them had. And at that time, they were making fraudulent insurance checks. And, of course, I was the one that would go into the bank with the identification, deposit the check, then go back to the bank and withdraw the money - whether it was $27,000 or $30,000. This went on for about 2 years."
"I ended up catching a charge, getting locked up for forgery, and going away to prison. On my first trip to prison, I only did four months, but while I was away at prison, Apollo had also got arrested. So when I finally got out, Phaedra and I got back together again. This time, she introduced to me to Everett, Apollo's brother, and we were all involved in a federal racketeering scheme against the federal government - stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time, you name it, we had it!"
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"We would go to the car lot and write down the VIN numbers of the vehicles that we felt as if we wanted to keep or would make a good sale. Once we recorded the numbers down, we would take them back to Phaedra and Everett and they would make a fake identification card and registration ID to match the vehicle. The next day, they would go to another car dealership and tell them that it was their vehicle and they would cut you a key. Once we did that, we'd go back to the car dealership after it was closed and drive off with it. After that, it'd get sent off to the chop shop, then we'd trade the car in for a lesser value and walk away with the money."
Though it's obvious that Phaedra never got caught, Stanton did. She served 5 years and expected Phaedra to stick to the plan - which was to represent anybody in the ring.