Why Is Apollo Getting Out Of Jail A Year Early?
Here is the important part of that post:
The federal system has a program called the 500-Hour Residential Drug Abuse Program. If you ever find yourself heading to federal prison, first hire Tom Bever, then you need to immediately begin doing drugs or at least tell the court you have a drug problem. Because if you can get a coveted spot in this program (a judge has to grant your admission, which means you need to know about it before you get to jail and do what it takes to get yourself in it), you can earn up to 18 months off your sentence. PLUS! You get to do your last six months in a half-way house.
You may also recall that at that time, I was friends with more than one of Apollo Nida’s neighbors. I exclusively reported that on the day that Apollo was supposed to turn himself in he was MIA. He had gone to… I believe it was Nashville to be with one of his side pieces. He did not show up when he was supposed to and he was drunk upon entering prison.
A whole lot of people at the time were telling me I didn’t know what I was talking about and that didn’t match up with the reports they had from the prison or Bravo or wherever they were getting their reports from, but I believe my eye witnesses.
Arriving To Prison Drunk Has It’s Benefits
Later, Joe Giudice would turn himself in to prison drunk as well. The reason for this is it gives the attorney a strong case to get their client into RDAP. It didn’t work for Joe because the program is only for US citizens. Also, ICE put a deportation retainer on Joe Giudice right away so there is no need for the prison give a place in rehab to him because Joe Giudice is being deported and will not be released back into the general population. I digress.
RDAP is not given until you have served a large portion of your sentence. There is a waiting list to get in and it takes time for your turn to come up. After you complete it a judge signs off on your sentence reduction.
So this is not huge news other to let us know Apollo Nida got in the program and got a year taken off. The judge had the discretion to give him up to an 18 month reduction.
Apollo Nida’s current release date is set for August 29, 2020. Upon his release, Peter Thomas will supposedly be waiting for him to give him $100,000. This is the same Peter Thomas that was just in a Miami jail for bad checks.