Former Olympic gold medal swimmer Clayte Keller pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a single criminal charge for participating in the January 6 riots at the US Capitol, according to multiple news sites, in a plea deal to have her charges reduced. after.
At a hearing in US District Court in Washington, D.C., Keller, 39, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of obstructing an official proceeding that could come with a prison sentence of 21 to 27 months.
Under the plea deal, the government agreed to drop a second felony charge and five misdemeanor charges; Keller pleaded not guilty to all seven charges in February.
Keller – who was easily recognizable due to his height and US Olympic team jacket – was captured on video at the Capitol Rotunda on January 6.
Public prosecutors alleged that he stayed there for about an hour and shouted abusive words Democratic leaders directed at Rer. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer.
This is a developing story.