The Brazilian police have charged Olympian Ryan Lochte for filing false report during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and he will be informed of it in the United States.
It is also learned the International Olympic Committee’s ethics commission could be sent a copy of the evidence collected that reveals the filing was falsely made.
A statement from Rio police reads, “The U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte has been charged with the crime of false communication.”
Meanwhile, Lochte’s attorney Jeffrey Ostrow said his client has not yet received any official information about the charge from Rio police.
He added, “I’m endeavoring to obtain more information and we intend to fully cooperate with the government as we have all along.”
During the Olympics the swimmer said he and his three teammmates were robbed at gunpoint on August 14 when they returned from a party to the Olympic Village. Later he updated his statement like the gun was cocked at his forehead.
The three fellow swimmers were Jack Conger, Gunnar Bentz and Jimmy Feigen, and the men who robbed them were with a police badge, said Lochte.
According to Brazilian police, Lochte and the fellow swimmers vandalized a gas station restroom.
However, a reported published in the USA TODAY Sports reveals no evidence of vandalism was found while the swimmers urinated and Lochte pulled down a metal advertisement.