Parents of balloon boy could face multiple charges

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 24, 2009 10:14 pm

As news surfaced yesterday that Mayumi Heene, mother of balloon boy Falcon Heene, told officials that their homemade helium balloon was created for a hoax, criminal charges could be coming soon for her and her husband, Richard.  According to Larimer County Sheriff JIm Alderden, they are both facing a number of local charges, including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and attempting to influence a public servant.  The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the incident, where the Heene’s balloon was flying over Fort Collins, Colorado for two hours.