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Kia dancing hamster pleads no contest in disability fraud case

Kia dancing hamster pleads no contest in disability fraud case

While he was claiming disability insurance, Leroy Barnes was busy busting a move — as a hip, dancing hamster.

On Friday, authorities announced that the dancing-rodent impersonator had pleaded no contest to one count each of insurance fraud and false statements regarding aid.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norm Shapiro sentenced Barnes to 90 days of electronic monitoring. He also was ordered to perform 400 hours of community service and pay more than $24,000 in restitution.

Barnes had claimed that he was unemployed, but he was actually filming commercials for Kia Motors, according to the Los Angeles County...

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