Former Olympic swimming gold medalist Klete Keller was hit with federal charges Wednesday for his role in last week’s US Capitol riot, according to new court papers.
A criminal complaint filed Washington D.C. federal court charges Keller, 38, with obstructing law enforcement during civil disorder, knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
The two-time gold medal winner was allegedly spotted in a video from inside the Capitol Rotunda posted last Wednesday by a reporter for the conservative news outlet Townhall.
The FBI confirmed reporting from swimming website SwimSwam that identified Keller as a bearded man seen in the clip wearing a Team USA Olympic jacket, the complaint states.
“PERSON 1 can be seen standing in the Rotunda still wearing the dark-colored USA jacket, which also appears to bear a Nike logo on the front right side and a red and white Olympic patch on the front left side,” an