Octomom Nadya Suleman Pleads No Contest to Welfare Fraud, Avoids Mommy-in-Prison Rap

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Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest in Los Angeles County Superior Court this morning to a single count of misdemeanor welfare fraud for failing to disclose income she earned from stripping, other personal appearances and her infamous self-love porn video.

The single, Orange mother of 14 was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, placed on two years probation and ordered to pay a small fine, according to her attorney, Arthur J. LaCilento.

Consider her lucky.

Suleman was originally looking at more than six years in the can.

Octomom Nadya Suleman Faces New Welfare Fraud Count

Suleman was originally charged with four felonies for illegally collecting $26,000 in welfare benefits last year. Prosecutors said in February the 39-year-old could be sentenced to six years and four months based on a conviction on all four counts.

However, the DA's office also indicated they would try to resolve the case without a trial if she paid the money back. LaCilento says Suleman did just that.

According to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey's office:

Nadya Suleman, whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman, 39, entered her plea before Superior Court Judge David Horwitz.

... Deputy District Attorney William Clark with the Public Assistance Fraud Division, who prosecuted the case, said Suleman is no longer receiving aid in Los Angeles County because she moved to Orange County in April 2013.

Suleman, who gained notoriety by giving birth to octuplets, filed for public assistance in Lancaster in January 2013. While applying for public aid, the mother of 14 children failed to disclose that she was also getting checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos. She was charged with failure to report nearly $30,000 in extra income she earned between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013.

Suleman paid $9,805 to the California Department of Health Care Services for Medi-Cal overpayments and $16,481 to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services for aid.

The case was investigated by the Department of Public Social Services.

Email: mcoker@ocweekly.com. Twitter: @MatthewTCoker. Follow OC Weekly on Twitter @ocweekly or on Facebook!


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Kim Guerra
Kim Guerra

What?? If that was anybody else they would have gone To jail for a long time. That's a lot of money. Hopefully she learned her lesson.

Chris Herrin
Chris Herrin

So let me understand this: Having 14 kids, or however many she has, turned out to be a bad idea? She seriously couldn't anticipate that having so many kids would turn out to be a crushing financial burden?

FocoYou FocoMe
FocoYou FocoMe

I'm glad she didn't go to jail because then we be paying for her dam kids!

Bluebonnet
Bluebonnet

Hi Matt, thanks for the article. Just wanted to point out that you credited the wrong company, Vivid Entertainment, for Nadya's porn video.  (In the photo caption.) Wicked Pictures was the company that did her porn video.

Marco Salgado
Marco Salgado

Steve Sanfelipo, Either should wars, bailouts, lobbyist, untruthful media, etc, etc, etc...

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

There are way more Americans cheating the system than illegals. Doesn't mean we should tolerate illegals.

Marco Salgado
Marco Salgado

And you people say it is the illegal immigrant that tales advantage of the systemm...

Trisha Davis
Trisha Davis

The dr that did the procedure should be in trouble too. She already had 6 kids and didnt have a husband/boyfriend. Why would the dr even be ok with doing that knowing the probability of her having multiples which is very common with artificial ensemination.

Nick Riviera
Nick Riviera

I wonder how much it costs to go spelunking in Octo-Mom? That's a cave I'd like to explore.

René Bruce
René Bruce

She has way to much luck, only reason they took the plea is her kids…. total BS ! Anyone else would be doing time !

Ladya Oo
Ladya Oo

Well that's a really attractive picture.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

Think ahead? Or even, just think? Good luck with that one.

mstenzel
mstenzel

we are, and have been, paying for her and her kids. it will never end.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

The "illegals" would certainly be more productive and contribute to society, while draining much fewer resources.

mstenzel
mstenzel

She didn't get an "O" face to get her kids. All 14 were in-vitro. No men, except the doctor, allowed in that virginal hole.

mstenzel
mstenzel

They were both looking for a big pay off with a huge multiple birth. Guess they figured that she would be the next Kate plus 8. Too bad, so sad, She's f***ked up in the head and in a way that can't be fixed. Doc lost his license and had to file bankruptcy.

mstenzel
mstenzel

yuck - she had it all tightened up and had her labia removed, The scars are visible in the porn close up. Now she looks like a Barbie doll - a look that porn stars desire.

BillxT
BillxT topcommenter

An image I now cannot eradicate. Thanks a ton.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

LOL

I have the "Land of the Lost" theme song going through my head...

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