US swimmer Feigen to pay $11,000 to Brazil charity over robbery dispute

Feigen was among four US swimmers shown to have lied about being stopped by gunmen posing as police


Reuters August 19, 2016
James Feigen of the US reacts after winning the men's 100m freestyle semi-final. PHOTO: REUTERS

US  Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen will pay $11,000 to a Brazilian charity to settle a dispute over what police called a fabricated story about him and his teammates being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio games, ABC News reported on Friday.

Gold-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte held up at gunpoint in Rio

The announcement was made by Feigen's attorney, Breno Melaragno Costa, after meeting a judge and officials from the prosecuting ministry in Rio for hours, ABC News reported.

'Ryan Lochte fabricated robbery story'

Feigen was among four US swimmers shown to have lied about being stopped by gunmen posing as police in the early hours of Sunday. The US Olympic Committee issued an apology over the incident.

COMMENTS (2)

Bunny Rabbit | 5 years ago | Reply Good thing Brazil showed whos the boss. these amreeca wallas think the world of themselves.
Puppet | 5 years ago | Reply They should be stripped of their medals for bringing shame to their country.
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