U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen will be allowed to leave Rio de Janeiro after he pays about $11,000 in fines, his attorney said. Feigen, the last remaining U.S. swimmer involved in the robbery scandal still stuck in Brazil, was indicted Thursday (along with Ryan Lochte) by officials on a charge of falsely reporting a crime. The city’s police chief had confirmed that no robbery of Lochte or any of his teammates had taken place, despite their allegations over the weekend that they’d been held at gunpoint at a gas station. Fellow Team USA swimmers Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, who were both at the gas station that night, left Brazil on Thursday after giving police testimony. Lochte left the country Tuesday, before police began investigating the claims in earnest. Under Feigen’s agreement with a Brazilian judge, he will donate about 35,000 Brazilian reals to an unspecified “institution” and then may leave. Feigen’s lawyer Breno Melaragno said, “After this donation is done, his passport will be given back to him, and he will be free to return home.” Separately, the U.S. Olympic Committee has issued an apology to the host nation for the athletes’ behavior.
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