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    Octomom Nadya Suleman Faces New Welfare Fraud Charge

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    Less than a month after pleading not guilty to welfare fraud, Octomom faces an additional charge.

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office alleges that Nadya Suleman received nearly $10,000 in MediCal benefits that she was not entitled to.

    An amended felony complaint was filed against the mother of 14 this week, along with an additional count of aid by misrepresentation.

    Suleman was previously charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid.

    She will face arraignment regarding the additional complaint during her next appearance in court, which is currently scheduled for March 11 at 9 a.m. in Los Angeles.

    NEWS: Octomom charged with welfare fraud

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

    "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."

    The latest total of restitution sought from Suleman is now $26,286.29.

    If convicted, Suleman faces up to six years and four months in jail.

    Deputy District Attorney Bill Clark said following the arraignment that the case will go to disposition court and authorities will do whatever they can to avoid going to trial.

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