Balloon boy parents get jail time

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 23, 2009 10:37 am

Fort Collins, Colorado residents Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents of balloon boy Falcon (click here to remind yourself of the story) appeared in a Colorado court today to be sentenced. On top of ponying up over 40 grand, they both will serve time in jail.

Mayumi Heene will serve 20 days of jail time, however the Court said it may be “served through a program that allows her to perform jail-supervised community service a couple days a week and return home at night”.

Richard Heene will be in jail for 90 days, but he can work for 60 of them and then go back to jail at night. Both he and his wife were also served with four years of probation.