8/25/2016 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ryan Lochte has just been formally charged in Brazil with filing a false police report stemming from the August 14th gas station incident … and faces jail time if convicted.
Brazilian officials have already summoned the swimmer to Rio for a hearing on the incident — but sources close to Lochte say there’s no way in hell he’ll go.
The charge is not an extraditable offense … meaning he can’t be forced to Brazil by American courts.
If convicted of filing a false police report, Lochte could face up to 6 months in jail. The likelihood is … Lochte’s lawyers will negotiate a fine similar to the one Jimmy Feigen paid — $11k — to charity, and the case will go away.