Update from the WSJ:
- Ryan Lochte apologized
- James Feigen
agreed to pay 35,000 reais ($10,800) to a charitable institution in Brazil to avoid formal charges for giving a false account of a crime, a police official familiar with the case said.
- The judge decides which charity gets the $11k. Good luck with that.
It’s not clear to me if the charges were for giving a false account of a crime, or for actually filing a false police report, or whether the two are considered the same under the country’s law.
Things to be learned: Don’t drink in excess, don’t go out late at night in a foreign country, be a grown-up.
I’m still waiting for the Brazilians to be embarrassed over the body parts washing on shore during the Olympics or over the six Brazilians a day who die at the hands of state security forces.