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Octomom

Charged with Felony Welfare Fraud

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

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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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Kelly     

It's too late for the kids. They're already savages.

94 days ago
17.

Chilltopia    

We should dig a big hole and bury her and her kids alive... That'll show em

94 days ago
18.

Deadpool23    

it was bound to happen

94 days ago
19.

Ashy Larry    

She must be part black. Ain't that the truth, white people?

94 days ago
20.

Cat    

You losers are sick for making fun of her children...grow the **** up

94 days ago
21.

boo boo    

I feel so bad for those kids. Her parents and kids must be so embarrassed. Maybe it's better for everyone if she just goes to jail for a while. There are obviously people to care for her kids. She and her family need forced radical counseling to be paid for on her own dime. Can she get a payment plan up in here?!?

94 days ago
22.

realist    

Just heard on the news - - arraignment set for Friday in downtown LA. Now, what are they going to do about the extra $90K she earned in 2012?

94 days ago
23.

lkelly816    

Someone needs to watch this woman very carefully. She is a ticking time bomb for a suicide attempt.

94 days ago
24.

zombie    

SHOCKING...........said no one EVER.

94 days ago
25.

Joan K    

Really, wow, I never would have expected that out of this upstanding woman.

94 days ago
26.

Eye roll     

Great.. She's going to cost taxpayers even more money.

94 days ago
27.

TMZComments    

I'm having trouble understanding the hate spewed towards her. She sounds like she is having trouble handling the responsibilities she has. That is someone who needs compassion, not hammering. I'm truly appalled at the comments directed towards her children. It's seriously not right.

I don't think this will end in anything but a demand for repayment of welfare. Particularly since it looks like she didn't reapply, she simply continued to receive benefits. That's not fraud, that's just inertia.

94 days ago
28.

Shannon    

Bet me it doesn't cost us more with her in jail.

94 days ago
29.

Sid    

So we will pay to house her, foster her kids, etc. Classic example that the social programs touted by politicians to get votes are BS

94 days ago
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Kristinajp    

Omg....we have corrupt politicians ruining this country but you are going after a woman trying to feed her kids. I don't condone criminal activity just wondering why certain people get away with it over and over?

94 days ago
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