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Octomom

Pleads NOT GUILTY

To Welfare Fraud

1/17/2014 9:26 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

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Nadya Suleman just pled NOT GUILTY to all 3 counts of felony welfare fraud.

TMZ broke the story ... Octomom was charged with cheating the welfare system out of more than $16K by failing to report income she made from personal appearances and her masturbation video.

Octo faces nearly 6 years of prison, but here's the way it usually works.  If she pays what she owes, prosecutors will probably reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and judges usually don't send first time offenders to jail -- they get probation and community service.

Octo was receiving food stamps and other assistance because she stupidly had 14 kids.

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61.

Johnny    

somebody please sterilize her now!

256 days ago
62.

Applehead    

Looks like something on the Bass Fishing channel minus the hook in its mouth.

256 days ago
63.

Tiavan    

Shame on u TMZ for calling her out on having 14 kids because giving the birth to many lives was a bless. How dare u calling her "stupid for having 24 kids"

256 days ago
64.

Tiavan    

14*

256 days ago
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Nana2HaliaeNAly714    

She should pay the price. No one told her to go and have 8 kids. Now she needs to do what normal good parents do is support them and stop relying on others to do it. I think she is upset that other families like the Dilly's and the McCaugheys got some nice things when their kids came but she got nothing. Pay Up

256 days ago
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Areader    

Nadya seems like a nice person!

256 days ago
67.

liz    

I have an idea for her next profession. She could always use her poon as a parking garage-18.00 for cars-24.00 for trucks each day.

256 days ago
68.

Word-Up    

Leave her alone and let her raise those kids!!!!!!!!!!

256 days ago
69.

spring7    

The woman is not stupid. It is the law that allows more children to be born to welfare womens, and when a man impregnastes a woman on welfare he should be forced to have a vasectomy. THEREFORE IF THE WOMAN IS STUPID THEN THE MAN WHO IS THE FATHER OF THE BABY IS MORE OF A FOOL THAN SHE IS STUPID.,

256 days ago
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jenlolo    

Omg what about those ppl cheating on their income taxes whey single year??? Getting a fake divorce just to get help from the government... And Putting their kids through college using financial aid while their fake divorce is still at full work???? And the thousands of people claiming dependents who don't even live with them????? Not a fan of her live choices or her litter or kids but leave her alone !! Who is going to care for those 14kids??? Maybe foster care ..so sad those kids didn't asked to be born is not their fault!!!

256 days ago
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bigfranklittle    

Yeah I live in Cali and no I'm not happy that she has 16K of taxpayers money but the school system needs a billion dollar upgrade and this chump change ain't gonna make shet better these cases are a distraction to the pillage being committed by the rotten enity that is empowered in this country yes let's keep being racists and bigots while the wolf of Wall Street types rob our children and children's children of any trace of quality living

256 days ago
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RaineeDrops    

She was so reckless to have that many children to begin with, why did she ever get more embryos implanted when she already was having her mother take care of her first couple of kids who totaled their grandma's house?

So wrong, those children did not get a choice nor a voice and now are stuck with her and her immorality and unstable behavior.

256 days ago
73.

Sad sad    

I'm in now way condoning her behavior but has anyone seen the breakdown of the money they give her? A single person would be ok but 14 kids plus her, I don't even know how she's living. Ok, so she made a bad choice in life but that was years ago. She has to deal with it now. There's kids, she loves them and needs their mom. If she was abusive I'd think differently. She must have some real creepers around her. She should be doing well after that video. She's not ugly, she has fame. I don't really understand. She has to work with what she actually has. She has more opportunities than a lot of people regardless of all the kids. She can do work at home. Pick a thing and stick with it and make it work. I don't care if she wants to keep making porn. More power to her. No ones life but hers. If that's her way out of it so be it. This kind of thing is really unfortunate but I do think she did it to take care of the kids. So I can't slam down on her in her desperation but she needs to wise up. She's struggled this long with them which is pretty commendable. I would have lost my mind. I can't even imagine her life. Like a 24/7 daycare with hardly any breaks with no income for doing it. But don't cheat the system. Some people do make legitimate mistakes or run out of options in their head. Some are just plain losers.

She had more than enough to live off of during that time but I think people when they go on welfare they are scared to get off it. Then have to go back to do the paper work again. Not sure what went on with her but I have heard from other people they were too scared to make more money because they would get their benefits cut off.

256 days ago
74.

Bob    

her kids need to be in foster homes and she needs to be in a mental hospital

255 days ago
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jwoolman    

It's unlikely to be a real attempt at fraud. More likely just a bookkeeping problem or a case of making a mistake with deductions, which commonly happens. The media is going nuts because some people have been claiming she's done this since the beginning, when she really hasn't but some bozo with a blog simply speculated out of thin air with no basis at all and then it spread as though it were established truth. This woman has been careful to go on and off assistance according to her eligibility in the past, so I doubt intentional fraud was involved. The amount is so small compared to her income. TMZ reports on celebrity types all the time owing huge amounts in back taxes. That just means they or their accountants have been careless, not fraudulent. Self-employed people have always been advised to take every deduction to which they are entitled and let the IRS decide whether it is proper or not, because the IRS won't give advance rulings. Income from various sources probably causes similar problems with shifting eligibility for government assistance.

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