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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.

248 days ago
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Chilltopia    

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

248 days ago
18.

Deadpool23    

it was bound to happen

248 days ago
19.

Cat    

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

248 days ago
20.

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?!?

248 days ago
21.

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?

248 days ago
22.

lkelly816    

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

248 days ago
23.

zombie    

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

248 days ago
24.

Joan K    

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

248 days ago
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Eye roll     

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

248 days ago
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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.

248 days ago
27.

Shannon    

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

248 days ago
28.

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

248 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?

248 days ago
30.

Mr. Pukey    

"For Sale" 14 very damaged children. Need bail money and have already tried every degrading option available including a VERY nasty porn flick"

248 days ago
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