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In honor of former COTW Richard Heene…

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Posted By: Doc Holliday at 12:49 pm

31 Dec 2009

December 23, 2009 – The parents of Falcon Heene, the six-year-old Colorado boy who was believed to be adrift in a helium balloon last October, have been sentenced to a total of 110 days in jail for orchestrating the scam that captured the nation.  Richard Heene was sentenced to 90 days in jail and four years probation while his wife, Mayumi, was handed a 20-day sentence.  Heene apologized for his role in the ploy, saying he was “very, very sorry.”  That apology was scoffed at by the prosecutor who argued he should serve a lengthy term to deter future scams.  He told the court Heene had “wasted a lot of man power and a lot of money in wanting to get himself some publicity.”  As part of his sentence Heene will be allowed to serve 60 days on release but must serve the other 30 days inside the jail.

The search cost an estimated $2 million of taxpayers’ money.  Granted he’ll no longer be able to show his face in public without being ridiculed, but 30 days seems a tad week.  Maybe someday the general public will get to vote on an appropriate punishment for assholes who use our money for their own personal gain.  We already do it for professional sports all star games.  I’d rather him spend a day in a locked room with Kimbo Slice than spend a month in prison.  Serving him such a weak sentence is about as busch league as not voting Randy Moss into the Pro Bowl.


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