US Olympic swimmer hands himself into police for Capitol breach

Swimming Stormed government building

Klete Keller at the 2008 Olympics
Klete Keller at the 2008 Olympics
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Five-time Olympic gold medallist Klete Keller has handed himself into police after he was accused of participating in the storming of the Capitol building in Washington DC.

After a trial in Denver, the former swimmer could face a fine of up to 250,000 dollars and a prison sentence of up to 10 years for the crimes he’s accused of committing, which include entering a public office building without permission, obstruction of the law and disorderly conduct.

Keller was released on the condition that he wouldn’t return to Washington before Joe Biden‘s inauguration on January 20.

According to USA Today, judge Michael E. Hegarty gave permission to Keller to leave Colorado to visit his children in North Carolina but not permission to visit them a second time.

Keller was part of the US swimming team that won relay gold at both the Athens and Beijing Olympics alongside Michael Phelps.

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