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Richard Heene -- He Had Just Enough Rope ...

10/19/2009 3:34 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Heene -It may be the least of his problems, but TMZ has learned the FAA is investigating whether Richard Heene released a tethered balloon without authorization, according to an FAA official.

In addition, the FAA is looking at whether Heene filed a false report with the agency.

Neither offense is criminal ... they're civil issues and the penalty is a fine.


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1.

punchapap    

This story's 15 minutes are up.

1837 days ago
2.

LakersFan    

Get Him!

1837 days ago
3.

Cal    

Enough air time for this a-hole...

1837 days ago
4.

daveytazz    

what goes up comes down with a bang!!!!!!

1837 days ago
5.

whats up Doctors    

Richard Heene 1 word WEIRDO

--------------------------------------------------------------------weird⋅o  /ˈwɪərdoʊ/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [weer-doh] Show IPA
Use WEIRDO in a Sentence
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–noun, plural weird⋅os. Informal. 1. an odd, eccentric, or unconventional person.
2. a psychopath, esp. a dangerous or vicious one; psycho: They caught the weirdo who attacked the children.

1837 days ago
6.

linda    

I bet Mr.Heene wish he had used a huge kite to experiment with....

1837 days ago
7.

jayare    

This couple is giving their kids the wrong lessons for life. I'm sick of the story,too, like most everyone else.

1837 days ago
8.

Larry    

All for those damned 15 minutes! Is it really worth it?

1837 days ago
9.

EGGO    

Enough of this idiot.....the little boy is so cute. Poor kid, you don't pick your parents. I blame jon & Kate for this. People are doing anything for that 15 min fame!

1837 days ago
10.

whats up Doctors    

Richard Heene 2 Words: D1CK WEED

1837 days ago
11.

too sad    

what does that mean ?

who cares.
the guy is a maniac and needs some meds to calm down

1837 days ago
12.

Luornu    

Is anyone in authority checking to see if those kids were drugged during their media blitz??? That would make the parents far more dangerous and crazy than their lawyer is making them out to be.

1837 days ago
13.

They were in it for the money    

Yea, he sure as crap had enough rope; to hang him and his family! Look at the video, people. This was a planned, staged farce. Heene never thought beyond his thrill of the moment and if he had an accomplice, that person needs to be investigated too. Bunch of crap. Way too much time has been devoted to keeping him on tv. I bet he's laughing, getting all this attention, laughing like a little spoiled baby.

1837 days ago
14.

sleeper    

TMZ wants these people in the ground and nothing less.

1837 days ago
15.

kim    

This sicko sounds manic dep. Delusions of grandeur, fits of rage, etc. Give him Lithium 3 x a day for the rest of his life. His poor family!

1837 days ago
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