Olympian Klete Keller hit with 7-count indictment for Capitol riot

More On:

capitol riot

GOP senators say House impeachment managers are ‘losing credibility’

Trump impeachment lawyer Schoen says he will expose ‘hypocrisy’ of Democrats

Pelosi says cops who battled Capitol rioters to get Congressional Gold Medal

Mitt Romney praises Capitol cop for ushering him to safety during riot

Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller has been hit with a seven-count indictment for storming the US Capitol last month, court papers reveal.

Keller, 38, was originally charged with three counts in a federal complaint out of Washington, DC, for his participation in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection — but the alleged crimes have since swelled.

He now faces one count each of obstruction, remaining in a restricted building, civil disorder, disorderly and disruptive conduct, disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and impeding the passage through the Capitol grounds, the indictment says.

The 6-foot-6 teammate of Michael Phelps was identified by at least a dozen members of the swimming community in a video clip of the uprising that left five dead, according to aquatic sports site SwimSwam.

Keller was spotted in the Capitol Rotunda wearing a distinctive Team USA jacket and screenshots of the incriminating footage were included in the complaint.

Court sketch of Keller virtual hearing at DC courtUS swimmer Klete Keller smiles after win

View Slideshow

Source: Read Full Article