Balloon Boy's Parents Sentenced To Prison (Video)
Heene pleaded guilty to one felony count of attempting to influence a public servant last month, while his wife admitted guilt in one misdemeanor count of false reporting to authorities.
The Heenes appeared in court on Wednesday, when a judge sentenced Richard to 90 days behind bars, although he has been allowed to serve 60 days of his sentence on a work release program, permitting him to seek work as a construction contractor while serving his sentence. He was also placed on four years' probation.
Mayumi received 20 days in prison for her part in the incident, which will be served after Richard completes his sentence.
He must report to prison on January 11.
The reality TV couple's sentence comes just a day after they were slapped with a $42,000 bill from Colorado state officials to cover the costs of the hoax.
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