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“Octomom” Files for Bankruptcy

Nadya Suleman

Nadya “Octomom” Suleman got another week to stay in her La Habra home when a foreclosure auction on the property was postponed today, but she had to file for bankruptcy in federal court, her attorney said.

Suleman attorney Jeff Czech confirmed the bankruptcy filing in an email to City News Service.

The new date for the auction, May 7, was announced at Orange City Hall, where the four-bedroom, three-bath home was supposed to be auctioned off, along with several other properties that have fallen into foreclosure, the Orange County Register reported.

Suleman bought the home from Amer Haddadin, whom she was supposed to pay monthly, while he, in turn, was supposed to pay the mortgage, the Register reported.

Suleman, however, is 11 months behind on her $3,000 monthly payments, and Haddadin blamed Suleman for harming his credit.

Czech said last week that whoever buys the house will “have to force Nadya Suleman and her 14 children out of the house. Amir (Haddadin) sold the house to Nadya but agreed to maintain the loan with the bank. Nadya was, in turn, supposed to pay Amir.”

Haddadin told ABC7 last week that he feels “so much frustration” over Suleman’s failure to make payments.

“So now they are behind for 10 months going into 11 months for a total of $33,000,” Haddadin said. “Since they stop, the bank has been calling me every day asking for money. They’re telling me they don’t have any money, which I don’t buy at all.”

Suleman has done several interviews with various media outlets, saying she has been accepting food stamps.

It’s been a bad month for the woman who came into the spotlight when she gave birth to octuplets in January 2009.

Police and welfare officials recently checked her home after receiving a complaint from her hairstylist, who alleged Suleman’s 14 children were living in squalid conditions. La Habra police and Orange County Department of Family and Children’s Services officials determined there was no threat to the children.

Copyright © 2012 City News Service

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