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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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46.

Reece    

Ha Ha HA you made it on TMZ Ha Ha Ha why so sad Ha Ha Ha this was your dream ha ha ha ha you made it ha ha ha

1804 days ago
47.

Kaitlin    

This man and his wife should serve jail time. They reported FAKE events, wasted everyones time, not to mention had their child hide in a box in their garage??? These two need A LOT of help...

1804 days ago
48.

Octomad    

hard call between an A-Hole, D-Bag or a Total Looser!!

1804 days ago
49.

Bobo Frog    

Falcon probably gets beaten everyday by his brothers and every night by his father. "We did it for the show" are six words that will haunt him for the rest of his life, and will be written on his tombstone in 80 years.

1804 days ago
50.

frank    

THE LOOK ON HIS FACE SAYS HES KICKING ASS WHEN HE GETS HOME .HOPE THE KIDS ARE GONE .

1804 days ago
51.

Joshua    

INJUSTICE! Women are never treated the same as men by law. I say BOTH should be felons. Once again, the legal team was probably a bunch of men easily enchanted by his asian wife. SICK.

1804 days ago
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gene yuss    

Oh no! I'm gonna serve NO time in jail, I became more famous than any of you ever can dream of. And when my book comes out, I'll be filthy stinkin' rich! Thanks for your support folks!

1804 days ago
53.

janicebyrne01    

Oh well....he wanted fame!!! Now he's got it. I've NO sympathy.

1804 days ago
54.

Michelle    

Someone better sick CPS on these parents! First of all people need to learn that stupid crap like this will result in penalties (not to mention a huge embarrassment). The video of the little boy throwing up is just plain sad. The poor kid was terrified and didn't know how to answer to all the attention for his media whore parents.

The media needs to to a collaborative SHUT OUT of these people and really teach this guy a lesson.

1804 days ago
55.

gorditos    

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1804 days ago
56.

Sloane    

heard on the Today show this morning that if the wife was charged with a felony she could end up being deported back to Japan-she's not a US citizen -so she would not be able to raise the kids - that was taken into consideration when charging her

scary to think the dad alone would raise the kids
they've probably had a hard enough life without loosing their mother
even though she maybe isn't the best mother

1804 days ago
57.

bebe    

This guy and his wife our such loser. They should have to pay back all the monies that went out for this thing they pulled. What upsets me the most is millions of people around the world were praying and crying for this child including myself in hopes he was ok in there. There is no work for these two people who would pull something like this. And plus what the hell are they teaching their kids?

1804 days ago
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highonlife    

I guess in the end he got what he wanted. He has been all over the news for months now. This story will never go away. I'm sure after his jail time is done he will get some kind of deal out of this.

1804 days ago
59.

susieq    

Shameless. Exploiting your kids is truly evil. Deserves whatever punishment he gets for putting his kids in the line of fire for his own purposes. He makes me ill.

1804 days ago
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lori    

I think they both should spend a little time in jail. What they did was wrong and when people brake the laws they should pay!! They should never be able to make any money on this story, no book deals, no movie deals, nothing! I also think the kids should be in special counseling and the parents paying for it, so they can understand what really was going on and how their Mom and Dad were acting in bad taste as parents!!

1803 days ago
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