DECEMBER 23, 2020
BOTH RICHARD HEENE AND MAYUMI HEENE WERE PARDONED BY COLORADO GOVERNOR, JARED POLIS - FULLY AND UNCONDITIONALLY.
Excerpt from New York Times Article on 2020-12-24:
A lawyer for Mr. Heene, David Lane, said on Thursday that Mr. Heene had a strong defense but was coerced into pleading guilty.
“The prosecutors in this case came to me and said that if Richard doesn’t take a felony conviction and do 30 days in jail, we’re going to do everything in our power to make sure Mayumi is deported,” Mr. Lane said. (Ms. Heene is a native of Japan.)