The family at the center of the balloon boy hoax has moved out of the house where the fateful trip began, leaving Colorado for Florida.
Richard and Mayumi Heene and their three boys have moved to Bradenton, Fla., where Richard Heene will continue working in construction.
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Sheriff's officials say the Colorado man who pleaded guilty to falsely influencing the sheriff by saying his son had floated off in a huge balloon is completing his sentence at home.
Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said Wednesday that Richard Heene finished his time in jail and with... more »
The man who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax has been released from the Larimer County jail to serve the rest of his sentence through the alternative sentencing unit.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Eloise Campanella says Richard Heene was transferred Sunday and is expected to work during the day,... more »
The mother of the 6-year-old boy purported to be in a runaway balloon repeatedly told authorities it was all a hoax, contradicting what her husband told media before he reported to jail. The video interviews obtained by the Fort Collins Coloradoan show Mayumi Heene telling sheriff's officials that the Oct.... more »
Many of Richard Heene's friends and supporters seem to have taken off as fast as the balloon the Colorado man claimed his son floated off in. But not Steven C. Barber. The 48-year-old filmmaker says he still believes Heene really thought his son was in the balloon as it spun... more »
The Fort Collins father convicted of orchestrating the balloon boy hoax is to begin serving his 90-day jail sentence Monday after a media blitz in which he maintained his innocence. Richard Heene told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that the case against him is based on a purported... more »
The Fort Collins father accused of pulling a spectacular hoax by reporting his son was aboard a runaway balloon has pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempting to influence a public servant. Richard and Mayumi Heene appeared in court Friday. Richard Heene entered a guilty plea, and Mayumi Heene... more »
The Fort Collins 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 to plead Friday morning in Larimer County Court, according to a statement issued by... more »