Reports: US Olympic swimmers indicted on charges of false reporting of a crime

American Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz, center left, and Jack Conger, center right, leave the police station at Rio International airport early Thursday Aug. 18, 2016. The two were taken off their flight from Brazil to the U.S. on Wednesday by local authorities amid an investigation into a reported robbery targeting Ryan Lochte and his teammates. According to their lawyer they will not be allowed to leave Brazil until they provide testimony about the robbery. (AP Photo/Mauro Pimentel)

(WBFF) -- U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen are being indicted for filing a false crime report, according to multiple media outlets.

The news was first reported by ABC News, citing the Federal Police of Brazil.

FOX45 has reached out to the Federal Police of Brazil for comment.

Earlier, the two American swimmers gave testimony to Brazilian authorities after Ryan Lochte and some of the athletes claimed they were victims of an armed robbery.

Upon leaving a police station in the upscale neighborhood of Leblon on Thursday, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger walked through a crowd of dozens of journalists and onlookers.

The swimmers did not answer questions. A few people in the crowd shouted at them, calling them "liars" and "shameful."

It was not immediately clear if Jimmy Feigen, who spoke to police on Sunday, was going to provide another statement. Lochte's father has said Lochte is back in the United States.

Police have said the teammates were not robbed after a night of partying in Rio de Janeiro as they had claimed.


The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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