January 14 According to a report by the Central News Agency, on the 13th local time, Klete Keller, a former American swimmer who won gold medal at the Olympic Games, was prosecuted for participating in the violent impact on the Capitol on January 6.
It is reported that on January 6, Kohler was photographed demonstrating violently with other people and illegally entered the dome hall in the Capitol after breaking through the police line.
According to a document submitted to the Washington District Court on the 13th, the police identified him through a comparison of congressional live photos with Kohler’s driver’s license photos. In the live photo, Kohler wore a national team jacket with the striking “USA” logo on the back.
Kohler was charged with illegal entry into Congress, violence, and obstruction of law enforcement officials in the performance of their official duties.
“We respect the right of individuals and groups to peacefully protest, but will never tolerate actions similar to last week’s Capitol,” the American Swimming Association said in a statement.
The 38-year-old Kohler has won medals for the United States team at three Olympic Games, including winning gold medals as a member of the 4×200 meters relay team at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and a silver medal in the event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
In recent years, retired Kohler has worked as a real estate agent in Colorado. But his agency has removed Kohler’s profile and almost all Kohler-related information from the website.