Colorado parents to plead guilty in balloon hoax


So good old Richard Heene hid his son in the rafters of the garage and told everyone he was in a pretty cool looking mylar balloon as it floated across Colorado. He then lied to everyone he could. So what’s next for Mr. Heene after a possible two to six-year stint in prison? Sounds like th next Democrat Senator from the great state of Colorado. Can he count on your support?

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Senator Richard Heene? Hmmm

DENVER (Reuters) – The parents of a Colorado boy thought to have floated away in a homemade helium balloon will plead guilty to criminal charges of staging the incident in a publicity-seeking hoax, their lawyer said on Thursday.

Richard and Mayumi Heene agreed to the plea deal under threat that prosecutors would seek to deport the boy’s mother, a Japanese citizen, if she were convicted of more serious charges in the case, defense attorney David Lane said.

Mayumi Heene will plead guilty on Friday to a misdemeanor charge of false reporting to authorities, while her husband will enter a guilty plea to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant, Lane said in a statement

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http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE5AB4W820091112

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