what are the charges?
In a statement released early this morning, Heene attorney David Lane said Mayumi will plead guilty to false reporting to authorities, a misdemeanor, with a stipulated sentence to probation.
Father Richard Heene will plead guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony, with a stipulated sentence to probation, according to the statement.
In the statement, Lane said Mayumi Heene is a citizen of Japan, so a felony conviction would result in her deportation. Mayumi Heene confessed, according to sheriff's investigators.
However, under the law, her statements could not be used against Richard Heene, Lane said, setting up the possibility she would have been convicted and deported, while Richard Heene may have been acquitted.
The Larimer County district attorney, Larry R. Abrahamson, in a statement Thursday, confirmed the two charges against the Heenes, but made no mention of a plea deal. He also noted that the Heenes had agreed to turn themselves in.
If convicted of the most serious charges that had been considered, the couple could have faced six years in prison, Sheriff Jim Alderden of Larimer County has said.