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01/13/2014 04:21 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Octomom Charged With Welfare Fraud

After months of investigation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has charged Nadya Suleman, aka Octomom, with three counts of felony welfare fraud, reports TMZ.

Suleman, who gained notoriety and the nickname Octomom after she gave birth to octuplets in 2009, has been charged with one count of aid by misrepresentation, and two counts of perjury by false application for aid for failing to report nearly $30,000 in earnings between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2013.

The mother of 14 young children is accused of failing to disclose income she received from the porn video she released in June 2012, as well earnings from personal appearances.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Suleman is accused of having illegally received a total of $16,481 in welfare payments during the first six months of 2013.

As previously reported, under California law, Suleman (and her 14 dependents) qualifies for welfare provided she earns less than $119,000 in a calendar year, but financial records from her former employers indicate that Suleman grossed upward of $200,000 back in 2012.

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