Richard Heene, the father of the infamous “balloon boy”, has been fined $42,000 and sentenced to 90-days of jail. His wife, Mayumi, received a 20-day jail sentence. The fine essentially “covers the local, state and federal agencies that were called in to deal with the hoax.” Video after the break.

However, the Heenes aren’t about to pay the fine without a fight – their lawyer insists upon seeing precise documentation before paying a cent, which is reasonable.

[via GizmodoABC]