Sheriff: Balloon boy hoaxer might have had help from others
The lawyer for the balloon boy hoaxer who is now accused of staging the stunt to promote a possible reality TV show, expects the law will bring charges shortly. Authorities are now combing through his emails with an associate to see if others were part of the plan. Robert Thomas says the hoaxer Richard Heene told him he was planning a media stunt to promote a proposed reality show. Thomas then sold his story to Gawker.com (wow, these folks are high class). Thomas said the show was supposed to feature Heene as a mad scientist following UFOs. Close enough.