Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud
Nadya Suleman faces more than 5 years in prison
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2014 6:03 AM CST
In this May 19, 2010 this file photo, Nadya Suleman stands outside her home in La Habra, Calif.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

(Newser) – She's baaaack: Octomom is making headlines again, and she's apparently not going to start doing it in a good way. Nadya Suleman has been charged with felony welfare fraud, the LA Times reports. More specifically, she faces one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid, which stem from the fact that she allegedly failed to report almost $30,000 in income from her porn video when she applied for welfare last year and, as a result, got $16,481 in illegal welfare payments. If convicted on all counts, she faces five years and eight months in prison, USA Today reports. She's due in court Friday.

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Jan 16, 2014 10:39 PM CST
Imagine that! The baby making welfare scum scamming the system. It makes you want to cancel the whole welfare system.
Jan 14, 2014 10:08 PM CST
I must say that will be one expensive proposition to throw her in jail for 5 years Taxpayers are looking at 300 grand alone to house her in a women's prison for 5 years. That's just for her a zz alone. But that doesn't include the 14 kids who will go to foster homes or state facilities. Say we use a conservative estimate of 25,000 a year to meet the needs & take care of each kid. 25,000 x 14 = 350,000 That's just for one year! Times that by 5 years. The taxpayers will be looking at $1,750,000 In the end, it will cost the state $2 million dollars to throw this woman in jail
william sanders
Jan 14, 2014 8:17 PM CST
what i like to know is with 8 kids that would consume her whole day taking care of them where the heck does she find the time to do a porno