Colorado Olympian Facing Prison For U.S. Capitol Riot
A United States Olympic gold medalist that calls Colorado home is now facing some serious charges related to the riots that occurred on the United States Capitol building last January.
The attempted seizure of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. happened on January 6th of this year and many that were involved have faced serious consequences after being identified via video and photographic evidence that was obtained during the attempted insurrection that turned into what many are calling riots.
One member of the incident is 39-year-old Klete Keller, a resident of Colorado and a gold medal-winning Olympian that is now facing serious charges related to his involvement in the incident.
Keller was allegedly wearing a jacket that read the U.S.A. on the back during the attack on the Capitol Building which made him easily identifiable by authorities, much to his detriment this many months later.
Keller is now facing an estimated 21 to 27 months in prison because of the events that he was involved with in Washington D.C. that day with fines of up to $95,000 attached to the potential sentence, which, is substantially lower than the maximum sentence due to a plea deal that Keller agreed to.
In fact, Keller could have been faced with a sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for obstruction of justice if he had not agreed to the plea deal.
Keller was once an accomplished swimmer that competed in the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Olympics where he won five medals but has obviously since gone astray from his athletic endeavors.
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