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Mayumi Heene

Mayumi Heene is best known as the mom of "Balloon Boy"- an incident that gained national attention in October, 2009, when a huge helium balloon floating in the atmosphere was thought to contain her son, Falcon Heene, who was six. It was later discovered that the Mayumi and her husband, Richard, created the whole thing, in an attempt to make the family seem marketable to reality show producers. Richard was sentenced to jail for his role in the hoax, while Mayumi received community service. The couple was ordered to pay for the cost of the rescue effort- totaling more than $30 thousand.

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'Balloon Boy' Dad: Buy My Balloon ... For $1 Million!!!

'Balloon Boy' Dad: Buy My Balloon ... For $1 Million!!!

"Balloon Boy" dad Richard Heene is selling off the infamous balloon that made him the most hated father in America -- and if everything goes to plan ... he'll raise over a million bucks for… READ MORE >

Balloon Boy's Dad: I'll Scratch Your Back

Balloon Boy's Dad: I'll Scratch Your Back

Balloon Boy's dad Richard Heene has hatched a new money making scheme that doesn't involve exploiting his kids -- and TMZ has learned it involves a giant back scratcher ... and a whole lot of… READ MORE >

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Balloon Dad -- The 'Welcome to Florida' Mug Shot

Balloon Dad -- The 'Welcome to Florida' Mug Shot

"Balloon Dad" Richard Heene has a brand new mug shot in Florida -- but dude didn't break the law this time ... TMZ has learned it's all because he decided to move. Law enforcement tells us the… READ MORE >

- 1475 days ago
TMZ Live: DJ AM Suit, Papa Lohan & The Heenes

TMZ Live: DJ AM Suit, Papa Lohan & The Heenes

Harvey and Mike answered your questions on anything this Friday the 13th -- including breaking news about DJ AM's wrongful death suit, the potential prison time Michael Lohan faces for releasing… READ MORE >

- 1769 days ago
Sheriff: Balloon Boy Incident a 'Hoax'

Sheriff:
Balloon Boy Incident a 'Hoax'

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden says they have evidence that the runaway balloon incident was a "hoax" and a "publicity stunt" to promote a reality show.Alderden says they plan on filing… READ MORE >

- 1795 days ago

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