US swimmer to pay $11,000 to Brazil charity over robbery dispute

The dispute involves what police called a fabricated story about him and his teammates being robbed.

Police pulled two US swimmers from their flight to question them about how they were robbed. Picture: Screengrab via Reuters.

RIO DE JANEIRO - United States (US) Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen will pay $11,000 to a Brazilian charity to settle a dispute over what police called a fabricated story about him and his teammates being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio games, ABC News reported on Friday.

The announcement was made by Feigen's attorney, Breno Melaragno Costa, after meeting a judge and officials from the prosecuting ministry in Rio for hours, ABC News reported.

Feigen was among four US swimmers shown to have lied about being stopped by gunmen posing as police in the early hours of Sunday. The US Olympic Committee issued an apology over the incident.

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