A North Philadelphia woman, who gained notoriety for spending $25,000 on a lavish prom sendoff for her son, has been charged with allegedly defrauding the Social Security Administration.
Saudia Shuler, 44, was indicted for allegedly collecting nearly $37,000 in disability benefits while continuing to work and running her own restaurant, according to the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Pennsylvania.
Shuler has been charged with six counts of wire fraud, one count of theft of government funds and two counts of social security fraud.
If convicted, Shuler faces a maximum sentence of 140 years’ incarceration, a period of supervised release and full restitution to the government.
Shuler went viral in 2017 after throwing an expensive Dubai-themed prom sendoff for her son that featured live animals, exotic cars and three tons of sand.
This past winter, Shuler also hosted a holiday-themed block party where hundreds of people showed up to get in the holiday spirit.
In 2018, Shuler threw a "Black Panther"-themed prom send-off with an actual panther for neighborhood kids. She said the party cost was in the six figures.