Jimmy Feigen gets his passport back, permitted to leave Brazil

Jimmy Feigen gets his passport back, permitted to leave Brazil

Jimmy Feigen

A Brazilian court says that the passport of American swimmer James Feigen has been returned after he made a payment of approximately $10,800 for falsely reporting a crime.

A court statement late Friday said the fine had been paid and the passport returned, meaning that Feigen is free to leave the country.

A judge had ordered the passport be seized earlier this week while police investigated what swimmer Ryan Lochte had said was an armed robbery.

Police have said that the robbery story was fabricated. Police have said that Lochte, Feigen and two other swimmers vandalized a gas station bathroom early Sunday after a night of partying and were confronted by armed guards.

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