Klete Keller of the United States of America after finishing second in the men’s 200m freestyle heats during the XII FINA World Championships at Rod Laver Arena on March 26, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.
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Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single criminal charge related to his involvement in the Jan.6 riot on the US Capitol by Trump supporters.
Keller’s request to obstruct an official proceeding came after prosecutors at the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, agreed to dismiss six other criminal charges with which he was struck in February.
Kelly was seen in a video posted on Twitter. showing him on Capitol Hill in a jacket with the letters “USA” on the back during the insurrection.
The crowd Keller was in pushed against the cops trying to clear the Rotunda in the center of the Capitol.
Keller will be sentenced at a later date. The charge you pleaded for carries a recommended sentence of between 21 and 27 months in prison, but a judge is not required to sentence you within that range.
The riot of January 6 began shortly after the then president Donald trump urged supporters at a rally outside the White House to fight the confirmation of Joe bidenElectoral College victory in the 2020 presidential elections.
Thousands of Trump supporters soon after invaded the Capitol and its environs, where a joint session of Congress certified Biden’s victory.
Keller swam for three US Olympic teams. winning golds in the 4×200 meter relay team event in Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008. He won silver in the same event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.