Olympic swimmer Klete Keller was indicted on supplemental charges in excess of his alleged position in the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The two-time gold medal winner, 38, was at first billed by federal authorities in January with 3 crimes: obstructing regulation enforcement, violent entry and disorderly carry out, and moving into a limited developing.
On Wednesday, a grand jury returned a new indictment charging him with 7 crimes, which include civil disorder, obstruction of an formal proceeding, getting into a limited constructing, disorderly perform in a limited creating, and disorderly perform in a Capitol constructing.
Phone calls to quantities listed for Keller ended up not returned Friday and his attorney could not straight away be reached for remark.
A movie posted on Twitter by a Townhall Media reporter showed Keller inside the Capitol with a group of President Donald Trump’s supporters on Jan. 6. In the video clip, the group pushed from law enforcement officers who were being striving to distinct the Rotunda.
Keller was seen in the footage carrying his “Usa” jacket. No movie has emerged of Keller’s collaborating in any of the violent functions in the Capitol.
Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, said in a January statement that she condemned the “steps of the rioters at the U.S. Capitol.” Usa Swimming launched a assertion expressing very similar sentiments.
Keller, who was a teammate of Michael Phelps, has not publicly addressed his alleged participation at the Capitol.
The athlete was final registered as a member of United states Swimming in 2008. Following stepping away from the sport, he worked as an impartial contractor for the Colorado Springs genuine estate company Hoff & Leigh but resigned very last thirty day period.
A lot more than 200 people today have been billed in the riot, which took place soon after pro-Trump supporters breached the Capitol in protest of the Electoral Higher education vote affirming Joe Biden’s presidential victory.