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Klete Keller, former Olympic swimmer, indicted on charges related to Capitol riot

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Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 20:27:42-05

WASHINGTON — Former U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller has been indicted on seven charges related to the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The former gold medalist was charged with Civil disorder, Obstruction of an official proceeding, and aiding and abetting, Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, Impeding passage through the Capitol Grounds or buildings, Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building.

Keller had originally faced just three charges related to his alleged participation in the Capitol riots. In court documents, the FBI said it used Keller's height, his Colorado driver's license photo, and his Team USA jacket's visibility in videos to positively identify him.

Keller reportedly worked as a contractor for a local Colorado Springs real estate and property management company, Hoff & Leigh. Shortly after the events of Jan. 6, Hoff & Leigh released a statement saying Keller had been a contractor for the company but resigned.

Keller is one of at least five people from Colorado charged in connection with the deadly riot at the Capitol.


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