Judge orders Lochte and teammate not to leave Brazil


A judge in Brazil has issued an order to prevent U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen from leaving the country on the grounds they gave conflicting accounts of their robbery outside the Rio Games on Sunday, a Brazilian daily said on Wednesday.

Lochte, one of swimming’s most decorated Olympians, had already returned to the United States ahead of the court ruling, the newspaper quoted Brazilian police as saying. It was unclear if Feigen had also left the country.  

The Games swimming competition ended on Saturday.

Lochte said he, Feigen and two other team mates were travelling to the Athletes’ Village in a taxi in the early hours of the morning, after a party, when armed men carrying police badges pulled them over. The gunmen ordered them to drop to the ground and demanded their wallets and belongings, Lochte said.

Officials from the U.S. Olympic Committee and a lawyer for Lochte could not be immediately reached for comment.

After the decision by Judge Keyla Blanc, of the Special Tribunal for Fans and Major Events, authorities requested a search and arrest warrant for the swimmers with the aim of finding Feigen’s cellphone in order to identify exactly where the swimmers were on Sunday night, O Globo reported.

Civil police agents visited the U.S. delegation building on Wednesday and spoke to the head of security there, but neither of the swimmers was present, the paper said.

Police sources have told Reuters in recent days they have been unable to find the taxi driver allegedly involved in the incident or to corroborate any details provided by the swimmers.


3 thoughts on “Judge orders Lochte and teammate not to leave Brazil

  1. Screw their “authorities”
    I wouldn’t be going back there , and I dam sure ain’t telling them squat

    I’d take the stance , you want me
    Come get me
    Pretty shitty when you can’t inform the authorities without the fact that you did ,turning into a lynching party

    Again the criminals are free , those that were affected by the criminals are the ones in trouble with the brain dead gestapos

  2. Hes a jerk. He clearly lied as did the other idiot. I hope he gets no sponsors for the rest of his life. They sure left their team members in a crunch

  3. I guess they should have told the Judge they were held at Zika needle point.
    By a couple hot Brazilian hookers who entrapped them with big breasts..and stories about the Secret Service.

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