Olympian Klete Keller hit with 7-count indictment for Capitol riot


Two-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller has been hit with a seven-count indictment for storming the US Capitol last month, court papers reveal.

Keller, 38, was originally charged with three counts in a federal complaint out of Washington, DC, for his participation in the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection — but the alleged crimes have since swelled.

He now faces one count each of obstruction, remaining in a restricted building, civil disorder, disorderly and disruptive conduct, disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building and impeding the passage through the Capitol grounds, the indictment says.

The 6-foot-6 teammate of Michael Phelps was identified by at least a dozen members of the swimming community in a video clip of the uprising that left five dead, according to aquatic sports site SwimSwam.

Keller was spotted in the Capitol Rotunda wearing a distinctive Team USA jacket and screenshots of the incriminating footage were included in the complaint.

Court sketch of Keller virtual hearing at DC court

U.S. Olympic swimmer Klete Keller appears in this courtroom sketch during a virtual hearing.

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US swimmer Klete Keller smiles after win

US swimmer Klete Keller smiles after win

Klete Keller swam in three different Summer Olympics.

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After Keller’s arrest, he resigned from his job as a real estate broker, SwimSwam reported.

The star athlete competed in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics, taking home a total of five medals.

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