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Charged with Felony Welfare Fraud

1/13/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Octomom has just been charged with 3 felony counts of welfare fraud and now faces more than 5 years in prison if convicted on all counts, TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County District Attorney's Office filed the charges, including 1 count of aid by misrepresentation, and 2 counts of perjury by false application for aid. The D.A. claims Octomom -- real name Nadya Suleman -- failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings between January 1-June 30, 2013.

Octo is accused of failing to disclose income between January and June of 2013 -- specifically, money that she got from personal appearances and residuals from videos.  TMZ knows ... the video in question is a masturbation video.

The D.A. is asking the judge to set bail at $25,000.


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Wesley Coffey    

I guess she could not make it in porn, What brains she has got must be between her legs

283 days ago


Well, at least ONE of the s***bags out of the MILLIONS who pimp the welfare system finally got caught!!!

283 days ago

Pillsbury Pancakes    

So glad she decided to have Given birth to all those foster kids, all at once. Amazing work octomom.

283 days ago


The amount of welfare money she scammed is nothing compared to what her 14 kids will cost society as adults. Each and every one of them should have been placed in adoptive families. Octo herself should have been sterilized & placed in the nut ward.

283 days ago

Lady Lexie    

God help those poor kids! What drama is next for this crazy woman?

283 days ago

Unbroken Chain    

She never thought about that someday all those kids would grow up a d not be cute anymore and she'd have to eventually take care of them herself. Stupid lady

283 days ago


My friends mother-in-law makes $750 per hour HUNTING people who try to scam the not so bright with Internet/work from home schemes.

283 days ago


#30,000 isn't that uch money when you have all those mouths to feed. She can't possibly raise them all on welfare and food stamps. Its such a crazy situation. The best thing is to do everything possible t help this crazy lady raise those kids...not turn her into a criminal.

283 days ago


This goes on all of the time. The only reason she was caught is because she is famous. If you had any idea how much your tax dollars are wasted, you would become a libertarian.

283 days ago


Once trash always trash. She acts like a dog, that has puppy trophies. What was she thinking. She/you has a lot of "puppies" to take care of , or the state of CA does, Which mean the US citizens. What a Bull****. ----. She is a dumba.... definitely a dumb- ----.. She is not as good looking as she think she is..............she in not smart as we all know....................suffer. Have several more kids you dumbass. That is the "American Way" now a days. I have no health insurance, but I am paying for you and your kids;. Live it up have another "litter".

283 days ago

Judge Judy Mathis    

just put her on house arrest! worst punishment ever!

283 days ago


If she's ineligible for welfare benefits then who is out of those who don't already live on the streets? Although, she should not have had so many children, if she did not feed them then they'd put her in jail for neglect, but when she gets welfare it's deemed fraud and so she cannot win.

283 days ago


What is wrong with country? I don't care how many kids she has what gives her the right to collect welfare and have an income of $30,000 in 6 months. I have to work a full time job a whole year to earn that amount of money. Lets get real people and wake up and see what is happening around us.

283 days ago

Brian Workman    

OMG! They're not going to put in jail, the one and only, "QUEEN OF ENTITLEMENTS" are they!?!?

283 days ago

BB not bb    

She is like old mother Hubbard. I feel bad for her even if this is true. She has way more than she can be expected to handle on her own as she does. Her parents abandoned her, her husband abandoned her, and her doctor left her with 8 babies at once.

Who would envy her life or think she has it good? I think the government should just take back the money. Putting her in jail is going to make it worse on all those kids.

She had staff trying to do her in from the start. I kind of had the feeling they were telling her that they were taking care of her finances and then not doing so so that they cuold make her look like a criminal.

How much tax did they expect to collect on $30,000, especially with all those kids. She would have gotten EIC and deductions for all of them. I guess she got too many food stamps then? Didn't pay enough rent? I guess they will kick her out of those programs now.

I think this system can be really heartless.

283 days ago
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