Did Media Outlet Agree to Pay Heenes for Hoax?

Not clear whether the unnamed outlet was a possible conspirator.

Last Updated: October 20, 2009 @ 1:49 PM

Investigators pored over e-mails, phone records and financial documents from the home of Richard Heene on Monday as they weighed felony charges and sought to determine who else might have helped the alleged "Balloon Boy" hoax get off the ground.

Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden said documents show that a media outlet had agreed to pay the Heenes. Alderden did not name the organization but said it was in an industry that blurs "the line between entertainment and news."

Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.