In San Diego Superior Court three women have been charged for their child selling plot. Two of the women Hilary Neiman and Theresa Erickson are attorneys who have pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The third woman, Carla Chambers pled guilty to conspiracy to make money from an unlawful activity. The process included having women agree to go to Ukraine where they would be implanted with embryos from donated sperm and eggs. Then Neiman and Chambers would look for parents for the unborn children. They told parents or a single person that the couple that was going to adopt the baby had reconsidered. The new interested parents would then pay $100,000 to $150,000. The gestational carrier would be paid $38,000- $40,000. Erickson then submitted documentation to the San Diego County Superior Court falsely stating that there had been an agreement between the carrier and couple prior to the pregnancy. Documents show that Chambers was a carrier multiple times and recruited other women to become carriers. All the women face 5 years in prison.
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