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Mayumi Heene

Own A Piece Of Bogus History: 'Ballon Boy' Trading Cards Are On Sale

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 07.25.2012 | Weird News

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Pieces of the infamous flying saucer that starred in Colorado's balloon boy hoax are now available as trading cards. Micha...

Balloon Boy's Parents Auction Off Balloon, Will Donate Money To Japan

AP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A silver, UFO-like helium balloon that gripped the country's attention when a couple said their son had floated away in it is b...

David Moye

WATCH: Balloon Boy Dad Introduces Bizarre Pickup Truck 'Transformer'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

Richard Heene has come a long way since October 15, 2009, when he hit what would be the bottom by anyone's standards. On that day, Heene, a part-ti...

Balloon Boy's Parents Say They'll Auction The Balloon

AP | Posted 08.01.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The former Colorado couple that told authorities their son floated away in a helium balloon have made a video saying they'll au...

Balloon Boy Family Mocked By Larimer County

The Coloradoan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Heenes have retrieved from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the balloon that captured the world's attention on a fall afternoon last year. T...

Balloon Boy Family Agrees To Pay 36,000

AP | Trevor Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax have agreed to pay about $36,000 in restitution to authorities who ...

Mayumi Heene: Balloon Boy Mother To Begin Community Service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado mother who, along with her husband, told authorities that her son had flown away in a runaway balloon will be...

Mayumi Heene, Balloon Boy's Mom, Begins Community Service

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado mother who, along with her husband, told authorities that her son had flown away in a runaway balloon will be...

Balloon Boy Dad Richard Heene Completing Sentence At Home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a runaway ball...

Balloon Boy Parents Get Balloon Back After Agreeing To Pay Restitution

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

After $36,000 in restitution, a 90-day jail sentence, and 10 weekends of community service, the Heene family is finally getting its balloon back. The...

Balloon Boy Dad Released From Larimer County Jail

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The man who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax has been released from a Colorado jail to serve the rest of his sentenc...

Balloon Boy Attorneys Challenge Restitution Amount

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Attorneys for the parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax said the couple should pay only a small portion of the $48,000 in ...

Balloon Boy Parents Richard And Mayumi Heene Headed To New York

nydailynews.com | By Judith Crosson in Fort Collins, Colorado and Rich Schapiro in New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The parents of the "Balloon Boy" will soon be landing in New York. Richard and Mayumi Heene were given the green light Friday to travel to the Empi...

Mayumi Heene Admits Hoax: Balloon Boy's Mother Confesses To Authorities

AP | DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The mother of the 6-year-old boy once feared missing inside a runaway helium balloon admitted the whole saga was a hoax, according to c...

BALLOON BOY CHARGES: Authorities Expect To Charge Balloon Boy Father Richard Heene (VIDEO)

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Authorities in Colorado say criminal charges are expected to be filed against Richard Heene, a storm-chasing father whose giant Mylar balloon ascended...

Balloon Boy Dad Begins Jail Sentence Monday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado man who admitted orchestrating the balloon boy hoax reported to jail Monday to begin a...

Balloon Boy Parents Acted Alone: Investigators

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Colorado couple Richard and Mayumi Heene acted alone when they fabricated a story about their son floating off in a runawa...

Balloon Boy family lawyer David Lane: Child-abuse-investigation release breaks the law

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

David Lane, attorney for Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene, says he doesn't have enough fingers to plug all the info leaks coming from the of...

Reality TV Makes People Do the Darndest Things!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Ostroy

Reality television is a stain on our society and an insult to culture. It's dumbed-down television at its worst, lowest common-denominator.

Balloon Boy Prosecutor Pushes Maximum Sentence

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The parents who pulled the balloon boy hoax in hopes of landing a reality TV show were sentenced to jail Wednesday –...

It's Official: Heene Family Pleads Guilty To Influencing Official

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

AP: FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Colorado parents accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting their son was aboard a runaway balloon have...

Is Balloon Boy's Mom, Mayumi Heene, a Victim of Her Husband?

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Disgrasian

Mayumi and Richard have separate legal representation. In other words, if the Heenes are going to go down like their little Mylar balloon for this hoax, they're not going to go down together.

Balloon Boy Dad Tempting Fate By Appearing On News Shows

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The father who orchestrated the balloon boy hoax is taking advantage of his final days of freedom by making the rounds on ...

"Reality Stars": Sign Us Up Before We Kill Again

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harry Shearer

If the Heenes weren't enough, here came the Salahis -- both families obviously just this close to the line of offering to kill family members if only it would get them a TV series.

The Balloon Hoax and Emotional Abuse Awareness

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

Richard Heene's type of abuse is a glaring example of a largely ignored aspect of violence, emotional abuse. If not addressed emotional abuse easily morphs in physical and sexual violence.