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U.S. swimmer settles Rio robbery dispute with $11,000 donation

U.S. Olympic swimmer Jimmy Feigen has decided to settle a dispute over an alleged armed robbery during the Rio Olympics by paying nearly $11,000 to a Brazilian charity. 

Feigen and his teammate Ryan Lochte were accused of lying about being held up at gunpoint in the early hours of Sunday while they were with other U.S. swimmers, Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger. 

Brazilian authorities claimed the swimmers made up the story to cover up an act of vandalism at a gas station in the Rio suburb of Barra de Tijuca, and demanded an apology. The U.S. Olympic Committee issued a statement that included an apology for the athletes' behaviour. 

Lochte left Brazil but Feigen stayed behind and was detained. The two other swimmers - Gunnar Bentz and Jack Gonger - were pulled off a flight in Rio and questioned by police, before being released. 

Feigen's lawyer, Breno Melaragno, said: "After a long deliberation, this agreement was reached… he will donate 35,000 reais ($10,800) to an institute, and with that the case is resolved.

"After this donation is done, his passport will be given back to him, and he will be free to return home."

He didn't specify which charity would receive the donation. 

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