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Octomom Gets Probation After Pleading No Contest To Welfare Fraud
Nadya "Octomom" Suleman was in court today to plead no contest to welfare fraud charges.It turns out that if you make a masturbation tape and appearances at strip clubs to capitalize off your notoriety, you might make too much money to be eligible for public benefits.
Suleman was charged with misrepresenting just how much cash she was receiving for her appearances and performances. She received $26,000 in MediCal and CalFresh benefits that she shouldn't have. Originally, she was charged with four felonies, according to the Associated Press. This morning she pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of misrepresentation on a welfare application, according to City News Service. She's on probation for two years, and she's been sentenced to 200 hours of community service.
Octomom, mother of 14, had been struggling with her finances when she applied for public assistance in January 2013. In 2012, she moved to Palmdale after her home in La Habra was foreclosed on. She also blew through her savings after doing a stint in rehab for anxiety, exhaustion and a Xanax addiction. Octomom was charged with welfare fraud this January. But during that same time period she also did a solo sex video and performed stripteases to, uh, tease her porn stint.
Don't worry, taxpayers: Octomom has paid back the $26,000 in welfare she received fraudulently plus a fine.