Balloon Boy dad, Richard Heene
He won’t actually serve it all behind bars, he’ll be doing about 30 days in jail and 60 days work release. (You can bet the paparazzi will be looking for him in an orange outfit as he picks up trash, heh.)
Heene has also been fined $42,000 for the publicity stunt and will be under probation for four years.
Moments before sentencing Heene struggled to say, “I do want to reiterate that I’m very, very sorry.”
The best part about all this is that the judge has ordered that the family cannot PROFIT from their little scheme. No books, no films, no made for TV B.S.
That’s what really shattered the Heene world, I’m quite sure of it. I mean, that was the entire reason they did this. Kudos to the judge! Why couldn’t this judge have been the O.J. Simpson judge? It’s a shame…
Heene’s sentence has been delayed until after the holidays for the sake of his children.
UPDATE: Ballon Boy mom has been sentenced to 20 days jail and also received four years probation.