Balloon Boy’s Parents Played Themselves, Now Pleading Guilty

- By Bossip Staff

The parents that formulated the zany “Balloon Boy” scheme have struck a deal and plan on pleading guilty:

The Colorado parents in last month’s notorious “balloon boy” case will plead guilty to offenses for creating a hoax that their son had flown away in a large balloon. Richard and Mayumi Heene are expected to plead guilty Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by Richard Heene’s attorney.

Mayumi Heene is expected to plead guilty to an offense of false reporting to authorities, a misdemeanor of the lowest level, according to the attorney. Richard Heene is expected to plead guilty to a felony offense of attempting to influence a public servant. Though the Heenes could receive jail time for the charges, the prosecutor has recommended probation, Richard Heene’s attorney said.

The threat of deportation for Mayumi Heene was a factor in the plea deal negotiation, the attorney’s statement said. “Mayumi Heene is a citizen of Japan. As such, any felony conviction or certain misdemeanors would result in her deportation, even though her husband and children are Americans,” the statement said. “It is supremely ironic that law enforcement has expressed such grave concern over the welfare of the children, but it was ultimately the threat of taking the children’s mother from the family and deporting her to Japan which fueled this deal.”

Prosecutors in the case could not be immediately reached for comment.

Court documents released last month said the couple hatched the plan about two weeks before the incident and “instructed their three children to lie to authorities as well as the media regarding this hoax.” Their motive? To “make the Heene family more marketable for future media interests,” the documents said.

This is the epitome of attention whoring. You can tell the dad lives by the motto “By Any Means Necessary.” SMH

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  • http://BOSSIP Damn D


  • http://deleted xX__FxxKinG FanTastiC__Xx

    Uhmm, OKay…

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    I saw this coming. That boy blew up the spot and it was over after that. They did do this for a hoax. Unfortnately, I still think this man will get his reality show.

  • http://deleted xX__FxxKinG FanTastiC__Xx

    BTW, Anyone Else Notice The Smiley At The Bottom Of The Page?!

  • Nique


  • Pookie

    I sense a reality show from the balloon drama to what they did when in jail and how they come out as better people. The dad is fame-hungry and sadly this isnt the end of it.

  • Nique


  • Miss B

    Just disgusting of what people will do for fame and money.

    I’m sure if he get’s what he wanted, his life will take a turn for the worst…. worst then now.

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983


    We see you Momma!

  • Nique


    LOL.Thanks but they wont let me post what I wanna

  • trs

    This is absolutely ridiculous. After the chaos that they caused it seems like there would be a more significant penalty.

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name #9304026339482056536 ™

    Good.. they need to go to jail wasting folks time with all that crap.. (smdh) at white folks trying to get recognized with no talent!!

  • lawd da mercy

    I wonder is CPS gonna step in? Anyone know?

    Clearly this is child abuse/neglect.

  • Moreaces

    Oh Please, if this family were black, not only would the paretns be in jail, but they would have charged the kids as well.

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since 1983

    @ TRS

    You asking for too much!!

    Don’t forget he is going to get a reality show outta this as well. So his planned work. What’s a little jail time between pimpin out your kids and realizing your “dream”???

  • MizASterling

    I cannot believe the censored assume. I you effin kidding me right now?

  • Nique


    Nope they arent kidding-They have the Omarion post that has the word CL A SSY and they censored the word on our comments.

  • Nique

    Deport that harajuku heffa. Over here causing unnecessary chaos


  • HoneySuckleGirl (KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS...LOL)

    @ Nique
    Yes deport them!! Lol! You are crazy.

  • MizASterling

    Explain how I hell isn’t an expletive, but assume is?


  • Tracey

    It really is a sad story, but it was more than funny when the boy came clean and truthful on tv, it was a homer D’OH moment, priceless!

    Chilren they always tell the truth at some point, and if you don’t get it out of them when they are children, you will without fail get the truth out of them when they turn adults and develop a stronger mind and comprehend what an adult made them do was WRONG!

  • pynklyzurd14

    Oh well, that’s what they get. See ya!!!

  • trs


    What’s a little jail time between pimpin out your kids and realizing your “dream”???

    Girl you are wrong for that, but I had to laugh!!!! 😉

    And yes, they do deserve that jail time!

  • pynklyzurd14


    Deport that harajuku heffa. Over here causing unnecessary chaos



    OMG GIRL, you are killin me @ work with your comments!!!!! Whoo, Lawd…. lol

  • Sarah

    “You said…we did it for the show” Priceless! LOL!

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