Charges Filed Against Parents of Balloon Boy

ET has confirmed that the District Attorney’s Office of Larimer & Jackson Counties in Colorado have in fact filed charges against Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of the so-called "Balloon Boy."

Richard has been charged with one count of attempting to influence a public servant, a class 4 felony, while his wife is charged with one count of false reporting to authorities, a class 3 misdemeanor. If found guilty of such charges, Richard could face 2-6 years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. Mayumi could receive up to six months in county jail and a fine of $50 to $750.

Richard and Mayumi have been accused of falsely reporting that their six-year-old son Falcon was stuck in a flying experimental balloon. He was later found to have been in the family's garage.

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