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The Punishment For A National Hoax: 30 Days In Jail

The Punishment For A National Hoax: 30 Days In Jail

The grand total cost of pulling off a national hoax is whatever balloon-making supplies go for, $US42,000 in fines and 30 days of jail time. Richard “Balloon Dad” Heene probably considers that a bargain in the world of attention-whoring.

The Motive: Balloon Boy’s Parents Were Developing A Reality Show

Wondering why anyone would want to trick the world into thinking their six-year-old was flying away in a gigantic party balloon? Well, it turns out that the Heenes were developing a reality show with the Wife Swap production company. And as we all know, the best way to get a…