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AZ Olympic Swimmer Pleads Guilty To Felony In Jan. 6 Capitol Riot


A five-time Olympic swimming medalist from Arizona has pleaded guilty to a felony charge for storming the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot. Klete Keller faces 21 to 27 months in prison. He acknowledged in court records that he tried to obstruct Congress’ certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, brushed away officers who tried to remove him from the Capitol Rotunda and yelled profane comments about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as he stood near officers wearing riot gear. Keller also acknowledged throwing away the distinctive U.S. Olympic team jacket he wore during the riot. He has agreed to cooperate with authorities. Keller graduated in 2000 from Arcadia High School and trained at the Phoenix Swim Club.