Gayla St. Julien’s recent prison sentence may be a harbinger of things to come for co-conspirator Apollo Nida. Last week St. Julien was sentenced to a five year prison term. She was sentenced to serve 37 months for Conspiracy to Commit Mail, Wire and Bank Fraud (18 USC §371) and was sentenced to 24 months for Aggravated Identity Theft (18 USC §1028A). Per the court documents, it appears as though the eight counts of Uttering a Forged Instrument (18 USC §513A) that she was initially charged with were dismissed as part of her plea bargain (the maximum sentence for each of those would have been 10 years).
In conjunction with her prison term, St. Julien will also be required to pay restitution. The government will be required to notify the Court within 90 days as the exact restitution amount St. Julien will be required to pay. Restitution is a monetary payment ordered by the Court whereas a defendant is required to return stolen goods to victims or payment to the victims for harms caused. The court has also recommended that St. Julien participate in a Residential Drug Abuse Program while in the custody of Bureau of Prisons.