Klete Keller Discussing Plea Deal Over U.S. Capitol Insurrection Charges

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Klete Keller Discussing Plea Deal Over U.S. Capitol Insurrection Charges

Former Olympic swimmer Klete Keller is discussing the possibility of a plea bargain over his participation in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

According to court filings from his latest appearance in U.S. District Court Washington, Keller and the prosecution has not reached a plea deal yet. However, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda Jawad in a motion to continue the case, ““The parties have also begun discussing a potential resolution of this case and need more time to continue the discussions.” U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon, presiding over the case, in the motion encouraged the government to “move things along rapidly”.

The news was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. The motion seeks a continuance of up to 60 days. Keller attended the hearing remotely and did not make any statement. His next court date is scheduled for Aug. 4.

Keller pleaded not guilty to seven counts handed down by a federal grand jury in February, including civil disorder, disorderly conduct in a restricted building and obstruction of an official proceeding. Keller has been free after being released on a personal recognizance bond. He is one of at least 400 people being charged in connection with the riot, which sought to disrupt the certification of the 2020 president election results.

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