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Rio 2016: American Swimmer Feigen Settles Robbery Row

American swimmer, Jimmy Feigen has agreed to pay $10,800 to a Brazilian charity over his involvement in a controversial armed robbery case.

The 26-year-old Feigen, alongside four other US gold medallists hit the headlines after star swimmer, RYAN LOCHTE said the group had been robbed in Rio; but CCTV footage later contradicted their story, showing the swimmers had vandalised a petrol station.

The United States Olympic Committee has since apologized to Brazil.

“The behavior of these athletes is not acceptable, nor does it represent the values of Team USA or the conduct of the vast majority of its members,” a USOC statement said.

Feigen’s lawyer, Breno Melaragno said that donation will mark the end the case and the swimmer will be free to return home.

Lochte left Brazil on Tuesday while the two other members of the group, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger, were pulled off a flight in Rio on Thursday night for questioning being allowed to leave for the US on a later flight.

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