Source Pravda.Ru

Jackson accuser's mother charged with fraud

The woman whose son accused Michael Jackson of child molestation was charged with welfare fraud Tuesday for allegedly collecting nearly $19,000 (U.S.) in payments while making false claims.

The complaint filed by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office alleged that the woman hid from authorities the fact that she had received the settlement and also failed to report the receipt of $637 (U.S.) for payment of her rent in January, 2003, AP reports.

The woman was a key witness for the prosecution against Jackson, who was acquitted of all charges. Many jurors said her lack of credibility on the stand was a major factor in their verdict.

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