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Balloon Boy's Balloon Has Been Sold!

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Ugh. Just when we thought we were rid of them.

You guys remember the Balloon Boy debacle, right? The Colorado family that pretended that their child had floated away in a silver helium balloon and caused a media circus, when he was in reality only hiding in the house?

Yeah, we had tried to forget about them, too, but the publicity seeking sneaks are back - and this time, they're attempting to do some good!

According to Richard and Mayumi Heene's lawyer, the couple have sold the aforementioned balloon in an auction for $2,502, and the majority of the that will be going to Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief!

That's good and all, but we just hope that they have paid off their $36,000 in restitution fees to the authorities who bent over backwards trying to save their child for no reason whatsoever!

Just saying!

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Balloon Boy Mom Escapes Jail!

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Although Mayumi Heene, the mother of the Balloon Boy, was sentenced to 20 days in prison for her part in the balloon hoax, she will now only have to perform supervised community service for 10 weeks!

She originally received 4 years probation in addition to 20 years in jail. A soure reveals:

“It was decided that because she had three young sons that she could do the supervised community service instead. This means that on Saturday and Sunday she will check in with the alternative sentencing unit and do the supervised community work between 8am and 5pm before being allowed to return home."

The Heenes also got their fine reduced from $48,000 to $36,000.

Lucky break!

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