"Octomom," 14 Children Face Eviction

The man who sold her the La Habra house says she has not made a $450,000 payment

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    The man who sold his Southern California home to "Octomom" Nadya Suleman said Sunday that she has until Friday to make a long-overdue payment.

    Amer Haddadin said he'll evict Suleman if she and her lawyer Jeff Czech don't pay the $450,000 balance on the house by Friday. A balloon payment was due Oct. 9.

    "I think they have money, but they are hiding the money," Haddadin said.

    Suleman and Czech were served notice on Dec. 2 by mail and by hand, Haddadin said.

    Suleman and her 14 children have lived in the 4-bedroom house for nearly two years, ever since she brought her octuplets home to the quiet cul-de-sac in La Habra, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles. Her father purchased the home for $565,000, including a $130,000 down payment.

    Suleman's father, Ed Doud, cut a deal with Haddadin for the house because a traditional bank loan wasn't available to Suleman, who is unmarried and unemployed. She previously lived with her mother in a small Whittier home before that house was foreclosed on.

    In April, Haddadin granted a six-month extension on the remaining balance, and said that as a Jordanian, he took pity on a fellow Arab in a tough spot, and pledged to help Doud, who is Palestinian.

    Haddadin said Czech and Suleman became joint owners of the house in August, after her father transferred the deed from his name.

    Reached by The Associated Press by phone Sunday, Czech said he had no immediate comment except that Suleman has been making $4,000 payments every month.