Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Phaedra Parks Accused of Extensive Criminal PastPublished by Dior Noir on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 10:00 am.
“Everybody knows” Phaedra Parks of the Real Housewives of Atlanta prides herself off being the “ultimate Southern belle”: a devoted wife and mother, lawyer, God-fearing funeral director and ever lover of all things “Ridickulous.” But did you know she had an extensive criminal past? Well that’s what a woman named Angela Stanton claims.
Stanton, the author of a book called Lies of a Real Housewife: Tell The Truth and Shame The Devil, alleges Parks has committed insurance check fraud, auto-theft and racketeering. Her proof? Stanton says she was the Housewife’s partner in crime.
“We were all involved in a federal racketeering scheme against the federal government,” Stanton told Vibe exclusively while promoting the book. ““Stealing Porches, Hummers, Cadillacs, Corvettes, any hot whip at that time, we had it! We would basically 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…”
Stanton says she first met Phaedra through an artist named Drama and eventually started working with the reality star and her husband Apollo Nida on their side “business” of cashing fraudulent insurance checks. She was eventually arrested for forgery and points out what Housewives has brought up before: Apollo has served time in jail (2004) for racketeering and theft.
But did Phaedra get off scott free? Or are these the bogus allegations of yet another fame-leech trying to make a buck?