September 30, 2021

Klete Keller after the Olympic gold in 4 × 200 Us with Michael Phelps

He had pleaded not guilty before, now he did. Klete Keller pleaded guilty to all seven charges he faces in federal court for his role in the January 6 riots on the United States Capitol. He risks from 21 to 27 months in prison but is collaborating with the justice system. Keller acknowledged in court proceedings that he tried to obstruct Congressional certification of President Joe Biden’s victory at the Electoral College, defied the regulators, and yelled offensive remarks at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader. Chuck Schumer while standing next to officers in riot gear. He also acknowledged that he threw away the distinctive United States Olympic team jacket he wore during the riot and that he destroyed his phone and memory card containing photos and videos that he took inside the Capitol. Keller, 39, raised in Arizona, now lives in Colorado Springs, participated in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. He won two golds and one silver with the 4 × 200 and bronzes in the 400 sl, in Sydney at the expense of Emiliano Brembilla for a mere penny. He pleaded guilty to obstructing official proceedings and agreed to cooperate with the authorities as part of his plea bargain. He pledged to pay $ 2,000 in damages and to cooperate with the investigators, who in turn dropped the charges of violence against him.

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