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    Octomom Nadya Suleman Charged With Welfare Fraud

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    The legal woes continue for Octomom.

    Nadya Suleman has been charged with welfare fraud, the Los Angeles Country District Attorney's Office announced on Monday, Jan. 13.

    According to prosecutors, Suleman (whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman) failed to report nearly $30,000 in earnings. She is facing one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid. She was charged on Monday, Jan. 6.

    If convicted, the mother of 14 faces up to five years and eight months in custody.

    According to the complaint, Suleman filed for public assistance in Lancaster in January 2013.

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    "While applying for public aid, the mother of 14 children allegedly failed to disclose that she was also getting checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos," according to a statement from the DA's office. "She allegedly failed to report the extra income she earned between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2013."

    Suleman is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, Jan. 17 and the District Attorney is asking the judge to set the bail at $25,000.

    —Reporting by Lindsay Good and Holly Passalaqua

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