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Posted by on Jul. 14, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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Octomom pleads no contest to welfare fraud

Nadya Suleman, a single mother of octuplets and six other children, known as "Octomom," appears briefly for arraignment Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Los Angeles Superior Court.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Octomom Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to a single count of misdemeanor welfare fraud for failing to disclose income she was receiving from videos and personal appearances while collecting more than $26,000 in public assistance funds to care for her 14 children.

Suleman was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years of probation, and ordered to pay a small fine. Her attorney, Arthur J. LaCilento, said that with financial help from friends, his client has already repaid the county welfare system.

"We could have litigated, there were a lot of issues we could have raised," LaCilento said of the possibility of taking the case to trial. "But she wanted to resolve this case quickly and not go through a public ordeal."

Suleman became famous in 2009 by giving birth to eight children who quickly became the world's longest-surviving octuplets. Like their six older siblings, the octuplets were conceived by in-vitro fertilization. Suleman has never revealed their father's identity.

She struggled to support them, resorting to earning money by doing a porn video, posing topless for different publications, dancing in a strip club and taking part in boxing matches with D-list celebrities.

Facing economic challenges last year, she applied for welfare benefits and collected $26,286 that she wasn't entitled to, authorities say.

The district attorney's office said she has since repaid $9,805 to the California Department of Health Care Services and $16,481 to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services.

Suleman, 39, originally faced four felony counts and could have been sentenced to more than six years in jail.

Prosecutors said from the beginning, however, that they hoped to work out a plea bargain so she could remain free to care for her children.

Suleman has carefully shielded her children from public view since the octuplets were born.

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jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Jul. 14, 2014 at 10:24 PM
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Those poor children.  :(

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 15, 2014 at 12:38 AM
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 Nadya along with rapists, especially child rapists, are the reasons forced sterilization and castration should be legal.

Abaco
by on Jul. 15, 2014 at 8:09 AM
Times are tougher now a days to be a single mother : (
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mcdun
by Humboldt California on Jul. 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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So abortion is wrong but forced sterilization is okay? 

actually the same part of the constitution that keeps the government from forcing us to have one child per household also prevents forces sterilization. 

Quoting grandmab125:

 Nadya along with rapists, especially child rapists, are the reasons forced sterilization and castration should be legal.


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mcdun
by Humboldt California on Jul. 15, 2014 at 3:31 PM
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I actually feel sorry for this baby starved wingnut. This is what happens to our daughters when they don't get enough hugs. 

The person that really needs to be prosecuted is the IVF doctor that thought it was a great idea to give a welfare mom 9 embryos because he wanted to be famous. 

Debmomto2girls
by Bronze Member on Jul. 15, 2014 at 3:32 PM

I agree!

Quoting mcdun:

I actually feel sorry for this baby starved wingnut. This is what happens to our daughters when they don't get enough hugs. 

The person that really needs to be prosecuted is the IVF doctor that thought it was a great idea to give a welfare mom 9 embryos because he wanted to be famous. 


Abaco
by on Jul. 15, 2014 at 3:34 PM
I agree with your second sentence.

Quoting mcdun:

I actually feel sorry for this baby starved wingnut. This is what happens to our daughters when they don't get enough hugs. 

The person that really needs to be prosecuted is the IVF doctor that thought it was a great idea to give a welfare mom 9 embryos because he wanted to be famous. 

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grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:24 PM

 Never heard of 'exception to every rule' before, huh?

Quoting mcdun:

 

So abortion is wrong but forced sterilization is okay? 

actually the same part of the constitution that keeps the government from forcing us to have one child per household also prevents forces sterilization. 

Quoting grandmab125:

 Nadya along with rapists, especially child rapists, are the reasons forced sterilization and castration should be legal.

 

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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 In addition to being prosecuted, he should have had his medical license revoked.

Quoting Abaco: I agree with your second sentence.
Quoting mcdun:

I actually feel sorry for this baby starved wingnut. This is what happens to our daughters when they don't get enough hugs. 

The person that really needs to be prosecuted is the IVF doctor that thought it was a great idea to give a welfare mom 9 embryos because he wanted to be famous. 

 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jul. 15, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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Me too.

In Reproductive Medicine, anything more than a twin gestation is deemed a failure. Most countries limit the number of embryos that can me implanted. Not the good ole USA.

Quoting Debmomto2girls:

I agree!

Quoting mcdun:

I actually feel sorry for this baby starved wingnut. This is what happens to our daughters when they don't get enough hugs. 

The person that really needs to be prosecuted is the IVF doctor that thought it was a great idea to give a welfare mom 9 embryos because he wanted to be famous. 


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