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Olympic swimming champion sentenced to three years suspended sentence after participating in breach of Capitol building in Washington | Israel Hayom

2023-12-02T12:58:05.799Z

Highlights: Olympic swimming champion sentenced to three years suspended sentence after participating in breach of Capitol building in Washington. Kellett Keller, who has two Olympic gold medals for the United States, pleaded guilty when he was part of the mob that stormed on Jan. 6, 2021, in support of Donald Trump. He was also sentenced to six months of house arrest and community service. The verdict read: "Someone who was an Olympic champion, and had the opportunity as an American Idol to represent his opinion to the world, was a central and unique figure in the event"


Kellett Keller, who has two Olympic gold medals for the United States, pleaded guilty when he was part of the mob that stormed on Jan. 6, 2021, in support of Donald Trump • He was also sentenced to six months of house arrest and community service


Nearly three years after Donald Trump's supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the trials of those involved in the violent breach that shook the United States continue. This weekend also saw the sentencing of Kellett Keller, an outstanding and decorated Olympic swimmer.

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Keller, 41, may be a former athlete, but he was still considered a role model. He won two Olympic gold medals throughout his career, but this time he probably jumped head into too deep water and will be punished for it.

His trial came to an end in September, when he pleaded guilty and was at the mercy of judges after the prosecution demanded that he be sent behind him for at least ten months. Fortunately, he came out much cheaper.

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He was sentenced to six months of house arrest, three years of probation and 360 hours of community service. On Kelt, who wore the US Team suit during the break-in, the verdict read: "Someone who was an Olympic champion, and had the opportunity as an American Idol to represent his opinion to the world, was a central and unique figure in the event and should have known how to act better."

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