MJ Case Mom Back In Court

The mother of the accuser in Michael Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial, for which he was acquitted, was back in court November 13th where she pleaded no contest to welfare fraud.

The mother, who is coincidentally named Janet Jackson by marriage, has been ordered to pay more than $8,600 to the Los Angeles County social services department and perform 150 hours of community service.

According to prosecutors, she fraudulently obtained welfare assistance four times and also hid a settlement she had received in a civil suit against J.C. Penney when she applied for the assistance.

Jurors in MJ’s trial last year said the mother’s lack of credibility was a major factor in the singer’s acquittal.