(FOX News) - Police in Rio de Janeiro Wednesday indicted U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen for falsely reporting a crime, the latest twist in a bizarre case that has overshadowed the final week of the Summer Games.
Under Brazilian law, a judge still must decide whether to accept the police indictment for the crime, which is punishable by a fine or up to six months in prison. If the judge does not accept the indictment, the case will be dropped.
There was no immediate comment from Lochte, Feigen or the U.S. Olympic Committee. Lochte returned to the U.S. earlier this week before Brazilian authorities confiscated his passport. The whereabouts of the other swimmers were not immediately clear.
Lochte originally claimed that he, Feigan and teammates Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning. Police began to question the athletes' story after being unable to find corroborating witnesses.