After 'Robbery' Debacle, Feigen Pays $11K to Go Home

Swimmer will make donation to unspecified charity
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 19, 2016 6:16 AM CDT
USA's Feigen Pays $11K to Avoid Charges Over 'Robbery'
James Feigen smiles during a swimming training session prior to the 2016 Summer Olympics.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

American swimmer Jimmy Feigen finally gets to go home, but it will cost him about $11,000. He will donate roughly that amount to an unspecified charity and get his passport back under a deal struck with Brazilian authorities, reports NBC News. "And with that the case is resolved," says his Rio attorney.

Feigen and Ryan Lochte told a now infamous tale of being robbed that has quickly unraveled this week: Brazil's investigation concludes that there was no robbery—the swimmers vandalized a gas station's bathroom, were questioned by security guards, and handed over $50 before leaving. Two other swimmers involved have been questioned and released. Lochte is already back in the US, and it's unclear if he might face charges. More developments here. (More Rio Olympics stories.)

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