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Mom of Jackson's Accuser: I'm Only a Small Fraud

8/1/2007 2:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The mother of Michael Jackson's 2004 accuser is no longer a felon.

TMZ was in court as Janet Arvizo (whose married name is now ironically Janet Jackson) told a judge -- through her attorney -- that she successfully completed her community service in connection with a no contest plea to felony welfare fraud.

During cross-examination in the 2005 molestation trial, Arvizo admitted she had failed to disclose income that would have disqualified her from receiving $8,606.98 in welfare benefits.

After the judge was satisfied that Arvizo complied by paying the fine and doing the community service time, she reduced the felony to a misdemeanor.

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16.

Tom89    

by Next Stop...Psych Ward

You are typical of the idiots that think this about Michael Jackson, do you not have a brain? Eyes? Can you not read whats infront of you? HE WAS FRAMED! he is NOT a child molester of a Peedo, is plainly obvious to anybody who knows anything about this women and the case, he is a fraudster, she admitted it.

She made her son LIE in court, she is a disgrace. Its about time people left MJ alone and give him the respect he deserves, he is a musical legend, not a child molester.

Learn the facts.

2554 days ago
17.

J    

$103,000 a year from welfare! I have a job why?

2554 days ago
18.

The Shoparazzi    

USING YOUR KIDS FOR YOUR OWN GAIN SOUNDS, SO HOLLYWOOD.

ALL SHE NEEDS TO DO NOW IS SELL PICTURES OF THEM TO OK! MAGAZINE.

2554 days ago
19.

Trenda    

I feel so bad for Michael! The media has dogged him for so long! people should just let the man live!!!!!

2553 days ago
20.

I hate snobs!    

That beeotch should have hell to pay for what she dragged Michael through. What goes around comes around. She'll get hers. The nasty slimebag.

2553 days ago
21.

hottnikz    

This is only more proof that that woman is a crook. I am so glad that the jury did not believe her story. It's a shame that she used her kids to try to defraud the government, department stores, and the people like Mike.

2553 days ago
22.

heather    

IT IS REALLY SAD THAT PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE THAT MICHAEL IS A CHILD MOLESTOR. WHY??? YOU HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT TO BELIEVE SUCH THINGS IF YOU HAVE ACTUALLY LOOKED AT THE ACCUSER'S PAST. THAT'S WHY THE JURY FOUND HIM NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS BECAUSE THEY SEEN THE REAL STORY. FOR ALL YOU PEOPLE WHO CHOOSE TO JUDGE YOU CONTINUE TO RUIN IT FOR ALL THE CHILDREN THAT MICHAEL HAS HELPED AND WOULD HAVE CONTINUED TO HELP. HE IS SUCH A PERFECT TARGET FOR THIS SORT OF CON ARTIST. WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!!!!!

2550 days ago
23.

HelenT    

That crook should have done at least a few days in jail. After 4 months of having his life put on trial, if he was guilty it would have come out. I don't believe he's guilty any more. I got to read a lot of the official testimony. She is a nutcase who is probably raising thieving, nutcase kids unless they can get away from her.

2550 days ago
24.

Angela    

the judge should've put that felonious bitch in jail after she lied in court and had her children help her do so. so the judge let her go with a misdemeanor and community service. this just enables her to do it again. some women are just poor excuses for mothers. what she and her family put jackson through in 2005 was terrible. I had followed the case and read reports from the internet and even read some books published as a result of the case. the fact of the matter is she (arvizo or jackson...which ever she uses to cash in these days) is an admitted liar...enough said.

2529 days ago
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alicia tejera    

Que tristeza dan esos norteamericanos, SEMEJANTES ACTOS DE CORRUPCION, y dañan el prestigio de una persona como el artista Michael Jackson. Da pena esto, y dicen ser la potencia del mundo. CONTROLEN A ESOS MENORES DE EDAD Y A SUS MADRES QUE ESOS SI SON UNOS DELICNCUENTES, SINO DE QUE SE JACTA EL GOBIERNO Y LAS LEYES NORTEAMERICANAS ANTE TANTA INJUSTICIA

1165 days ago
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