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Grand Jury indicts Klete Keller on 7 counts related to Capitol riots

The Olympic gold medalist had previously faced three charges related to the US Capitol riots.

WASHINGTON D.C., DC — A federal Grand Jury returned a seven-count indictment against Klete Keller, a Colorado resident and former Olympic swimmer who is accused of participating in the failed insurrection at the US Capitol on Jan. 6.

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Charges against Keller now include:

  • Civil disorder
  • Obstruction of an official proceeding, and aiding and abetting
  • Entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds
  • Impeding passage through the Capitol Grounds or buildings
  • Parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building

He had originally faced just three charges related to his alleged participation in the Capitol riots.

> The video above is a Jan. 13 report detailing Keller's arrest.

An FBI issued warrant says agents searched through videos credited to Townhall Media, a political news organization, and SwimSwam, a news organization that covers competitive swimming and other related sports, that depicted various events that occurred at the Capitol and identified Keller multiple times.

Credit: FBI
Olympic gold medalist swimmer Klete Keller identified in pictures from inside the Capitol riot.

Keller won two Olympic gold medals as a relay teammate of Michael Phelps. He has been a licensed real estate broker in Colorado. Records indicate his license is “inactive.”  

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He is one of several Colorado men who face federal charges related to the Capitol riots.

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This story draws on prior reporting from Jeremy Jojola.

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