Balloon Boy Parents Sentenced to Jail Time
The fame-hungry spouses are paying for their appalling hoax.
On Wednesday morning a Colorado judge ordered Richard and Mayumi Heene – the pair behind the Balloon Boy hoax – to spend time in jail.
The father of Falcon Heene was sentenced to 90 days behind bars, though he was granted 60 days of work release in order to pursue employment as a construction contractor.
His wife, Mayumi, will spend 20 days in jail following Richard’s release.
What’s more, both were handed a four-year probation sentence and are prohibited from profiting from the hoax during that time. Prosecutors are working to regain the costs of the search and investigation which exceeds $50,000. (AP)