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Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped.

Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead become a witness in the case against six other Olympic and government officials charged with the misappropriation of more than $545,000 meant to fund Kenya's team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

The 78-year-old Keino, Kenya's Olympic committee head at the time, said earlier Friday that the charges against him had been dropped. But that wasn't accurate, his lawyer said. The two...

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