Jan. 17 - Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. 'Octomom,' pleads not guilty to a welfare fraud charge. Gavino Garay reports.
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Nadya Suleman, aka 'Octomom' pleaded not guilty Friday to a welfare charge alleging she failed to report $30,000 in earnings.
She had filed for public assistance last January. Her representative says time spent in rehab for anxiety depleted her savings.
Deputy District Attorney Bill Clark:
(SOUNDBITE) (English) BILL CLARK, DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SAYING:
"She had the income on the card for several months, and we got several calls indicating that she's getting money from elsewhere, and did she tell you about that? And they did an investigation, and they found out that they did not tell DPSS about the money that was coming in."
The 38-year old mother of 14 has been charged with aid misrepresentation, and perjury by false application for aid.
She could face up to five years and eight months behind bars, if convicted as charged.
Suleman rose to fame when she gave birth to octuplets in 2009.
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