‘Octomom’ Sentenced to Probation, Community Service After Plea in Welfare Fraud Case
“Octomom” Nadya Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to a misdemeanor count of welfare fraud after failing to disclose nearly $30,000 in earnings.
Suleman, who has 14 children including her octuplets, was ordered to serve two years’ probation and perform 200 hours of community service, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
She has reportedly repaid more than $26,000 to the California Department of Health Care Services and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services for the aid she received.
Suleman gained notoriety after becoming one of only two U.S. women to successfully give birth to octuplets. She was widely criticized because she had used in vitro fertilization to become pregnant and was on public assistance at the time.
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