RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — One of the U.S. Olympic swimmers caught in Ryan Lochte’s fake robbery story now says he agrees with investigators to donate around $10,000 to charity in order to get his passport back.
Gold medal winner Jimmy Feigen’s lawyer confirms a deal was met between Feigen and local prosecutors early Friday morning.
“After a long deliberation, this agreement was reached … he will donate 35,000 real [$10,000] to an institute, and with that the case is resolved,” Feigen’s lawyer Breno Melaragno says. “After this donation is done, his passport will be given back to him, and he will be free to return home.”
Feigen was one of four swimmers whose taxi ride back from a late night party ended in a confrontation in at a gas station. Police say one of the men vandalized a bathroom door during the incident.
Fellow Olympian Lochte originally told police he and his teammates had been robbed at gunpoint after leaving a Brazilian nightclub.