Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud, Faces 5 Years in Prison (UPDATE)
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Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud, Faces 5 Years in Prison (UPDATE)

Update (1/17/2014): Nadya Suleman has entered a not guilty plea for all three counts of felony welfare fraud she's been charged with, according to TMZ. While she could face nearly six years of prison time for the offenses, legal experts say first time offenders usually aren't sent to jail, instead getting probation and community service.

Original story: Octomom is making headlines again for the wrong reasons as she has reportedly been charged with welfare fraud. Nadya Suleman — who has a whopping fourteen children, including the octoplets she welcomed in 2009 — faces five years in prison if convicted on all counts, according to TMZ.

Octomom is being accused of failing to disclose the amount of money she made between January and June of 2013, particularly money from personal appearances and a video in which Nadya spends some quality time with herself, if you get our drift. (Yes, we're talking about her masturbation porn. Thanks a lot for making us spell it out.)

The L.A. District Attorney believes she withheld earnings of almost $30,000 in that time period and continued to receive food stamps. Three charges have been filed against her: one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid. If Octomom is convicted on all three charges, she will face more than five years in prison. Yikes.

This isn't the first time Octomom has earned unflattering press. In October 2012, she checked into rehab for a Xanax addiction. And of course, there was the whole porn thing, although the less time spent dwelling on that, the better.

Do you think Octomom will be convicted of the welfare fraud charges?

Source: TMZ

01.13.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Amber Garrett
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