LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Octomom” Nadya Suleman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the latest count against her in a welfare fraud case.
The 38-year-old mother of 14, who gained notoriety in 2009 after giving birth to octuplets, was charged Feb. 5 with a second count of aid by misrepresentation.READ MORE: Popup Clinic In The Westlake District Delivers Vaccinations and Food Packages To A Community Hit Hard By The Pandemic
Suleman, whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman, was previously charged Jan. 6 with one count of aid by misrepresentation and two counts of perjury by false application for aid. She pleaded not guilty to those charges on Jan. 17.
Suleman filed for public assistance in Lancaster in January 2013, after a stint in rehab for anxiety and exhaustion depleted her savings, her representative said. Suleman allegedly received more than $9,800 in MediCal benefits, $6,600 from CalWORKs and more than $9,800 from CalFresh.READ MORE: Angels Games Saturday And Sunday Postponed Due To Positive COVID-19 Tests On The Twins Roster
Prosecutors say Suleman failed to report the extra income she earned through checks for personal appearances and residuals from videos in the first six months of 2013.
Suleman is scheduled to appear in court next on April 16.
If convicted of all four charges, she faces up to six years and four months in jail, according to the District Attorney’s Office.MORE NEWS: Kroger Closing Ralph's And Food 4 Less In Long Beach Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
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