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Balloon Dad's New Reality -- Jail

12/23/2009 2:02 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Mayumi Heene was sentenced to 20 days in jail for her role, which she'll serve after her husband completes his time.

Richard Heene
-- the moron behind the Balloon Boy hoax -- was just sentenced to 90 days in jail for his role in the October incident.



The judge has allowed Heene to serve 60 of the 90 days on a "work-release program" -- in which he'll be allowed to seek work as a construction contractor while doing his time.

Richard was also ordered to 4 years probation. The judge also imposed a condition forbidding Richard from profiting from the Balloon Boy hoax during the four year period of his probation.

During the hearing, Heene appeared to be choking back tears and he apologized for the incident.

Heene will begin his sentence on January 11, 2010.

Heene's wife, Mayumi, is expected to learn her fate any minute.

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Bobo Frog    

Don't drop the soap!!!

1583 days ago
2.

Who-Dey    

GOOD!!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS, YOU A-HOLE!!! WRITE ANOTHER BOOK WHILE YOU'RE IN THERE DOUCHEBAG.

1583 days ago
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JONS MOMMA    

DUMB ASSES..

1583 days ago
4.

r00t4rd3d    

HAHA , what a retard.

Have fun in jail !

1583 days ago
5.

LAWRENCE    

I'm sure he will have some great new things for his children to rap about when he gets out. Merry Christmas buddy.

1583 days ago
6.

Meghan    

hehehe and he's been trying so hard to be on tv. Congrats moron.

ah yes. Karma. It's a bitch. and it's called public humiliation and jail.

1583 days ago
7.

L    

That's what he gets for being a buffoon! Get a regular job like the rest of us!

1583 days ago
8.

smarfy    

well that really popped his balloon.

waah waaah.

We did it for the show! Uhh! We did it for the show! Uh ya!
Off to jail I go! wait what?

1583 days ago
9.

waynesworld    

Well, you will have some time to think up some new inventions in the big house.

1583 days ago
10.

who dat    

This is an example of how desperate the losers in our society have become to be famous. Time to ditch all so called reality tv.

Who the hell is Wolf Blitzer?

1583 days ago
11.

tom    

hopefully this will discourage other reckless fame-seekers from trying similar stunts. although, you have to admit that the "balloon boy" fiasco did provide us all with some great entertainment and a nice diversion from the sad state this country is in right now.

1583 days ago
12.

Buck Naked    

About time they threw that douche in jail. Hope he has to pay for his 'room and board' at the jail too.

1583 days ago
13.

bella    

LMAO!! Freaking Idiots.. all for fame...

1583 days ago
15.

jill    

what excellent role models these "parents" are. The father got his 15 minutes

1583 days ago
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