Boulder DA to investigate Balloon Boy sheriff

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) - Colorado prosecutors reviewing evidence in the runaway balloon case have confirmed that a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate allegations made against the Larimer County Sheriff.

Larimer County prosecutors are weighing whether to file criminal charges against Richard and Mayumi Heene for allegedly lying to authorities for saying their 6-year-old son falcon was on board a balloon launched from their backyard.

The Larimer County DA's office said Wednesday that the Boulder DA's office will look into claims from Richard Heene's lawyer that Sheriff Jim Alderden broke privacy laws by talking about the involvement of child welfare workers in the case.

Heene's lawyer, David Lane, announced Tuesday that a special prosecutor had been appointed.

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