Charges imminent in Balloon Boy case, family wants privacy

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NEW YORK — The attorney for the couple whose family is at the center of the now-infamous balloon boy saga says he expects authorities to file charges against the 6-year-old's parents by the end of the day Monday or sometime Tuesday.

Attorney David Lane, who appeared on the "Today" show on NBC Monday, says Richard and Mayumi Heene are willing to voluntarily turn themselves in once charges are filed.

Lane also said he has met the Heenes' three sons, including 6-year-old Falcon Heene, who was believed to be flying over Colorado inside a giant helium balloon Thursday until it was discovered that he had been hiding. Lane said Falcon Heene and his brothers appeared to be well-loved, well-adjusted and happy boys.

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