Phaedra Parks denies bank fraud rumors
Although her husband has been charged with bank fraud and identity theft, Phaedra Parks maintains that she’s 100 percent innocent. The attorney and wife to Apollo Nida recently filed court documents proclaiming her innocence in response to an ongoing lawsuit with author, Angela Stanton.
As previously reported, Stanton wrote a book claiming that her former friends, Parks and Nida were involved in forgery, theft and racketeering, and ultimately abandoned her after she was arrested for her part in the criminal acts. Stanton also said that she felt “vindicated” by Nida’s arrest.
RadarOnline now reports that Parks filed an affidavit March 31 in Gwinnett County, Georgia, as part of her ongoing defamation lawsuit against Stanton:
“Due to the falsity of the material in the book, and to protect her reputation, on or about September 26, 2012, [Parks] filed a defamation action against [Stanton],” the documents read.
The attorney also verified under oath that the” allegations made by the Defendant [Stanton] in her book and referenced in the Plaintiff’s Complaint are false,” and that Stanton “knew the statements she made about the plaintiff were false when she made them.”
She then added that she “has no knowledge of or connection with any ‘bank fraud scheme,’” and “was never involved in any criminal enterprise with [Stanton].”
An excerpt of the affidavit reads,
“I have never been arrested for a crime or charged with any crime. I have never been questioned by any law enforcement agency about any possible involvement in a crime. I have never been involved in any criminal schemes with Defendant Stanton or anyone else. I have never committed any crime other than routine traffic violations.”
In February, a blog claimed that Parks was involved in Nida’s criminal behavior. Nida has until April 25 to reach a plea agreement with federal prosecutors to avoid prison time.