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Brazilian Court Tosses Criminal Case Against Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

The court said that it dismissed the case after determining that Lochte's robbery claim made to NBC did not constitute filing of a fake report, a crime punishable by up to 18 months in prison.
U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte has been cleared by a Brazilian court of criminal charges for filing a false robbery during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Source: Matt Hazlett

Almost a year after U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Games, a Brazilian court has dismissed a criminal case against the 12-time Olympic medalist.

Lochte had been charged with filing a false robbery, a claim he made to NBC's Matt Lauer, as the Two-Way Blog reported.

According to the Associated Press, the

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