'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Husband Charged

Reality star's husband faces potential jail time for fraud, identity theft charges.
3:00 | 01/28/14

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Now to the real drama for one real housewifeatlanta star and her husband. He has been charged with fraud and identity theft and it's not the first time he has gotten into hot water. Bianna golodryga, you've got the story for us. Reporter: I do. The real housewives of Atlanta is known for the over the top lifestyles and personals of its leading ladies but lately it's the real drama off camera that has everyone talking. The most recent scandal involving potential jail time for one of the stars' husbands. I'm married and if you ain't seen my husband you better open up your eyes. Reporter: Real trouble for one of the real housewives of Atlanta. Phaedra's husband was arrested and charged with bank fraud and identity theft. According to federal court documents he is accused of depot sitting millions in auto loan proceeds and U.S. Treasury checks issued as refunds into 40 bank accounts opened allegedly using stolen identity. Is this a really big deal for Apollo. Any time the federal government files criminal charges against you, you can expect they're looking for jail time. Reporter: The feds seized Nida's laptop linking him to the crimes released on $25,000 bond due in court next month. This isn't Nida's first run-in. He served for racketeering charges before being released in 2009. Of course, my husband did have a past but like I say on the show, -- Reporter: She has yet to speak out. The bravo network isn't commenting either. The couple married for four years with two small children have been plagued with rumors of his marital infidelity. Something he denies. I would never choose another woman over you. Reporter: Just days ago on "What what happens live," Nida defended his marriage. I love my wife. She's been so supportive and I really love her and appreciate her for everything she's done. Reporter: The question now, how will he defend himself? We reached out to Nida but haven't heard back. ABC also reached 0 out to phaedra. She has no comment. A preliminary hearing set for Apollo on February 12th. They join the reality show just six months after released from prison for those racketeering charges and they addressed that. Yes, they certainly did. Robin has strong feelings. I just happened to see the episode on Sunday. Whoa! We'll just leave it at that. Thank you, bianna.

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