Helium-balloon couple to be sentenced for hoax

A US couple who claimed their son had been carried away in a giant helium balloon will be sentenced later for the hoax.

Richard and Mayumi Heene have pleaded guilty to making false reports that their son Falcon floated off in a home-made balloon.

Millions around the world watched as the six year-old apparently drifted for miles over Colorado.

Yesterday, the couple were ordered to pay the €29,000 bill for the rescue.

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