Betty on the News: Parents of Balloon Boy to Plead Guilty

The outrageous couple admit to hoax to avoid jail time.

Betty on the News: Parents of Balloon Boy to Plead Guilty

The outrageous couple admit to hoax to avoid jail time.

-Carolyn French

Richard Heene and his family

Richard Heene and his wife Mayumi will have to pay for their appalling hoax that terrified the nation in October, according to their lawyer David Lane.

It was revealed Thursday that the parents of the infamous Balloon Boy were granted a plea bargain deal with authorities.

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Richard is set to plead guilty to a felony (attempting to influence a public servant) and Mayumi will plead to a misdemeanor charge. As part of the deal each parent will receive sentences of probation. (The New York Daily News)

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