Olympics: US swimmer Feigen to pay $14,800 to Brazil charity over robbery dispute

Jimmy Feigen participates in the medal ceremony during Day Eight of the 2016 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Jimmy Feigen participates in the medal ceremony during Day Eight of the 2016 US Olympic Team Swimming Trials at CenturyLink Center on July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska. PHOTO: AFP

BRAZIL (REUTERS) - US Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen will pay US$11,000 (S$14,800) to a Brazilian charity to settle a dispute over what police called a fabricated story about him and his teammates being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio games, ABC News reported on Friday.

The announcement was made by Feigen's attorney, Breno Melaragno Costa, after meeting a judge and officials from the prosecuting ministry in Rio for hours, ABC News reported.

Feigen was among four US swimmers shown to have lied about being stopped by gunmen posing as police in the early hours of Sunday. The US Olympic Committee issued an apology over the incident.