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Sheriff Investigated Over Balloon Boy Comments

10/28/2009 1:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sheriff Investigated Over Balloon Boy CommentsThe tell-it-like-it-is Sheriff who first labeled the Balloon Boy incident a "hoax" will be investigated by the local D.A. -- for allegedly telling a little too much about the Heene family.

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden is on the hot seat after recently announcing that the county's Child Protective Services team had been asked to investigate Richard and Mayumi Heene in the wake of the hoax.

Heene's attorney claims Alderden broke a Colorado law, which bars officials from discussing information about a family investigation publicly.

So far, no comment from the Sheriff.

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