Janet Arvizo Pleads Not Guilty to Welfare Fraud

Mother Of Michael Jackson Accuser Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Complaint Alleges Janet Arvizo Failed To Disclose Money From Lawsuit Settlement POSTED: 12:31 pm PDT September 6, 2005 UPDATED: 12:37 pm PDT September 6, 2005 LOS ANGELES — The mother of the boy who accused pop superstar Michael Jackson of child molestation pleaded not guilty Tuesday in a welfare fraud case brought by Los Angeles County prosecutors. Janet Arvizo, who appeared at the downtown Los Angeles courthouse a day ahead of her scheduled court date, was released on her own recognizance by Superior Court Commissioner James N. Bianco. Arvizo is due back in court Oct. 28, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence to require her to stand trial.