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Balloon Dad -- Booked

11/12/2009 4:48 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

richard heene balloon dadTMZ has learned Richard Heene is currently in police custody, and his wife Mayumi is expected to turn herself in shortly.

Richard's attorney announced earlier today that Richard will plead guilty tomorrow to attempting to influence a public servant -- a felony -- and Mayumi will plead guilty to false reporting to authorities -- a misdemeanor.

The lawyer also said the Heenes aren't expected to do jail time.

UPDATE: Richard has been released. We're told Mayumi will not be booked because her charge is a misdemeanor.


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31.

Only marry foreign women    

Typical. The man gets the serious charge while the government let's the woman off. Just like traffic violations. Typical.

1751 days ago
32.

mary    

I don't get it. If it's a felony why is there no jail time.
Huh

1751 days ago
33.

Sharona    

More Stupid Dad Tricks. This man belongs in the same club as Michael Lohan, Jon Gosselin andJoe Jackson - "How to coerce your children into support your lazy ass".

1751 days ago
34.

abde    

"TMZ has learned"

Yeah like the rest of the world did when the press release was issued in Colorado.

Pretentious much, Harv?

1751 days ago
35.

dan    

F IN IDIOTS

1751 days ago
36.

Only marry foreign women    

Men are bad, women are good

1751 days ago
37.

Only marry foreign women    

Bust the mom too. She was involved equally. WTF

1751 days ago
38.

punchapap    

I guess when you look like a Baldwin brother, a mug shot is inevitable.

1750 days ago
39.

A Person    

send him to jail for wasting my time. in my state that gets you death row buddy!

1750 days ago
40.

Linda    

Its a shame what you put your kids thru. All for money or hope to help get a show. What a bad choice What were you thinking.

1750 days ago
41.

ssjLancer    

Come on now its 2009 and youre still rockin the undercut?

1750 days ago
42.

tuna marie    

i knew these fools would get away with it.

1750 days ago
43.

Cathie    

It's sad that a father has to use his children........ They should be responsible for the cost of the "search" and also be watched very closely by Children Services.............. Justice for all!

1750 days ago
44.

nickx730    

i love this guy, he's funny as !#$!#%!!!!!
don't condemn him, the guy's a comic genius
he's like a dumb and dumber.. but real life.. it's fantastic.. i love him for existing

1750 days ago
45.

They were in it for the money    

Maybe a stay in the pokey just might chage that attitude for the better....It might? Especially after he gets taunted so much and won't be able to bully back....Well, if he was smart he wouldn't bully back.

1750 days ago
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