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Police: Ryan Lochte will face charges for filing false police report

Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, apologizes for his behavior during an incident involving the U.S. Olympic swim team in Brazil. (Photo: NBC/MGN)
Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, apologizes for his behavior during an incident involving the U.S. Olympic swim team in Brazil. (Photo: NBC/MGN)(KOTA)
Published: Aug. 26, 2016 at 5:40 AM EDT
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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

RIO DE JANIERO (NBC/AP/WRDW/WAGT) -- Ryan Lochte may be heading back to Brazil after police say they're filing charges.

He is accused of filing a false police report after vandalizing a Rio gas station and claiming it was an armed robbery.

Police officials say he will be called to appear before a Brazilian judge, but may send a lawyer instead.

If convicted, the Olympic swimmer could face between one to six months in jail, or pay a fine.

Despite being dropped by some sponsors, Lochte has picked up another endorsement. A cough drop company is endorsing the swimmer, and is asking the public to forgive him.

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