Balloon Boy's Dad Going to Jail

red balloonRichard Heene, aka Balloon Boy's father, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, including 60 days of work release. Heene and his wife pleaded guilty last month to fabricating a story that their 6-year-old son had flown away in a homemade balloon. They made up the story in the hopes it would get them a reality TV show. Dozens of law enforcement officials and National Guard helicopters joined the search which was televised nationally. It's estimated that the search for the boy cost over $40,000.

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