WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-time Olympic swimming medalist Klete Keller has pleaded guilty to charges of storming the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
For a single count of obstruction of official proceedings, the 39-year old faces 21-27 months imprisonment. In return for his plea, NBC News Reports that the government has dropped another felony charge and five violations.
According to reports, the prosecution asked the judge to delay the sentencing. Keller agreed to cooperate in the investigation into the Capitol Riot.
Keller admitted in court records that he tried obstruct Congressional approval of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win. He also waved at officers trying to remove Keller form the Capitol Rotunda. Keller shouted obscenities about Nancy Pelosi (House Speaker) and Majority leader Chuck. Schumer was seen standing next to officers in riot gear.
Keller acknowledged that he had thrown out the U.S. Olympic team’s jacket that he wore during the Riot.
In a statement obtained by the Los Angeles TimesUSA Swimming said Keller’s actions “do not represent his values or mission in any way.” The organization also noted that it had not competed with them since 2008.