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Con air: 'Balloon Boy' parents pardoned by Colorado governor

Con air: 'Balloon Boy' parents pardoned by Colorado governor
Richard and Mayumi Heene, the parents to "Balloon Boy," have been granted pardons.

Richard and Mayumi Heene, the attention-craving parents of then-6-year-old Falcon Heene, whom they reported in 2009 had floated off in a balloon, were pardoned by Colorado’s governor on Wednesday, reported The Associated Press.” Richard Heene and Mayumi Heene in 2009.Mayumi Heene was jailed for 20 days for filing a false report.In November 2009, Richard Heene, who with his wife appeared twice on the reality series “Wife Swap,” pled guilty to attempting to influence a public servant and was sentenced to 90 days behind bars, noted CNN at the time.

15, 2009, as millions of TV viewers watched in horror for more than an hour as the airborne Mylar silver saucer-shaped balloon — which was released from the family’s Fort Collins, Colo.But officials who were on the scene when the saucer hit earth found no one inside.

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