Colo. sheriff calls balloon saga a hoax

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    FORT COLLINS. Colo. - A sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in Colorado's "balloon boy" saga, which he described Sunday as a hoax to generate publicity for a reality TV show.

    "It has been determined that this is a hoax, that it was a publicity stunt and we believe we have evidence at this point to indicate that this was a publicity stunt in hopes to better market themselves for a reality show," Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden told reporters at a press conference.

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    Charges include conspiracy, false reporting
    Alderden said the charges that could be filed against the parents, Richard and Mayumi Heene, include conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and false reporting to authorities. The parents are not currently under arrest. He said the sheriff's department planned to meet with federal authorities to consider additional charges.

    Some of the most serious charges each carry a maximum sentence of six years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

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    Given the millions of people around the world showing compassion for their lost son, the actions of the parents was despicable
     
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