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Ryan Lochte Avoids Criminal Charge From Brazilian Court

The swimmer was previously accused of falsely reporting a crime during the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Source: Rob Schumacher / USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

A Brazilian court dismissed its case against U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday, less than a year after Lochte was charged with falsely reporting a crime to authorities—an offense that carries up to 18 months in prison. While competing in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Lochte alleged that he and

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