8/26/2016 2:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Authorities in Rio really showed Ryan Lochte and his teammates who’s the boss — just ask Rio authorities, who are patting themselves on the back … hard!
The Court of Justice in Rio believes its handling of Lochte-gate brought “international prestige” to its city and required “courageous action.” We know this because the court actually fired off a statement to the media saying so.
Rio police similarly shouted out the efforts of Rio police … saying they uncovered the “farce” of the Team USA swimmers’ story.
The praise and adulation came 24 hours after Lochte was charged for lying to police — a non-extraditable offense that Lochte has no intention of returning to Brazil to face.
But word among Rio’s finest is … they nailed it.