Judge Calls For US Swimmers To Have Passports Seized In Brazil

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Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte is an amazing swimmer but one judge in Rio thinks that he is a bad liar and it will cost him his passport.

Lochte and three other Olympic swimmers claimed they were robbed at gunpoint over the weekend in Rio. The group said a cab driver held a gun to them and took their wallets and watches.

The strange thing is, just shortly after the suspected robbery, Lochte and his teammates went back to the Olympic village and passed through security with the watches and wallets.

After being investigated by the police and interviewed several times, the four swimmers could not come up with key details for the crime.

A judge that reviewed the findings doesn’t believe the swimmers and has called for a warrant to seize the passports of the suspected liars.

Lochte’s attorney said there is no question that the crime happened and the swimmer hire 24-hours security following the event.

It doesn’t look good for Lochte despite what his lawyer says, but will he be detained?

There has been a warrant issued, but Lochte can’t be found now. It is suspected that he left just before the ruling and is no longer in the country.

This is a strange story so check back often to see any updates as we attempt to locate Ryan Lochte and find out if he was actually robbed or not.

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Candice Thomas
Candice has almost 20 years of experience reporting for various conservative publications. When she's not writing, she enjoys being outdoors--especially camping, hiking, and hunting. She lives in Harrisburg, PA, with her husband.