US Olympic swimmer Lochte charged by Brazil authorities: media


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Brazilian police have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement after he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, media reported on Thursday

Rio de Janeiro, Aug.26, (GNA/dpa) – Brazilian
police have charged US swimming star Ryan Lochte with making a false statement
after he claimed to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de
Janeiro, media reported on Thursday.

The 32-year old gold medallist had said that
he and three of his team mates were held at gunpoint and robbed by men posing
as police officers after a party in the city.

However footage from a CCTV camera showed one
of the swimmers vandalizing a petrol station.

Lochte’s case has been handed over to the
state prosecutor and charges have been filed, according to a police spokesman
quoted by news portal G1.

GNA


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