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Richard Heene, the father of Balloon Boy, began serving his jail sentence on Monday.

Heene reported to Colorado's Larimer County Detention Center around 8:30 a.m. local time, spokeswoman Eloise Campanella, told TVGuide.com.

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Heene's wife, Mayumi, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of false reporting to authorities, was sentenced to 20 days in jail, which she will serve once her husband completes his time to ensure that one parent will be with their three sons.

The Heenes are also on probation for four years, and Richard Heene must perform 400 hours of community service.

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