According to documents obtained by ABC Radio, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office filed criminal complaints against Sotoodeh, 59, and Soroudi, 25, charging each man with leaving a spectator area and entering a stage and interfering with a performance — both Los Angeles Municipal Code violations.
The maximum each could face if convicted is six months in jail and a one thousand dollar fine.
The pair, who screamed “Liar” and tore open their shirts to reveal the name Lochte with a slash through it, told ABC News after their arrests that their intention was not to hurt Lochte. They said they just believed he embarrassed Americans by exaggerating a story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro during the Summer Olympics.
The protesters’ arraignment is set for October 4.