According to TMZ Sports, Rio prosecutors have offered Ryan Lochte a plea deal after he was charged with falsely reporting a crime during the infamous gas station ordeal at the Rio Olympics in August.
Per law enforcements, the offer is 70,000 reals, which equates to just over $20,000 American dollars ($20,149). So far Lochte has not accepted the deal.
Jimmy Feigen, who was also involved in the incident, agreed to a plea deal in late August, paying half the amount of Lochte’s deal, though the prosecutor wanted 70,000 as well and has filed leal documents enforcing the original 70,000.
The incident also involved current college swimmers Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz, but both were merely witnesses while Lochte and Feigen faced legal action. Lochte has since recovered from the incident by picking up a few new sponsors and appearing on Dancing with the Stars, so he’ll definitely want to get this situation fully resolved as soon as possible.
Lochte’s lawyer Jeff Ostrow told TMZ Sports “We don’t comment on a pending case but are hopeful it will be resolved to the benefit of all parties, including the people of Brazil, the Brazilian government and Ryan.”