U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty in U.S. Capitol riot case

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Reuters

By Jan Wolfe WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Klete Keller, a former Olympic swimmer who won two gold medals for the United States, on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a felony charge related to his participation in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump. Keller admitted to obstructing an official proceeding, after prosecutors agreed to drop six other criminal charges they brought against him in February. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in the District of Columbia accepted Keller’s guilty plea at a court hearing. Leon will sentence Keller at another hearing that h…

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