FBI Raid The Home Of Subway’s Spokeman Jared Fogle In Child Porn Investigation
Federal authorities have raided the Indiana home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
The FBI’s Indianapolis division confirmed the investigation to the local media but would not disclose the reason for the raid.
Fox59 broke the news of the raid. It reports:
“FBI sources told FOX59 state and federal and state investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s Zionsville home in connection with a child-pornography investigation.”
Fox59 notes that that earlier this year, the director of Fogle’s charitable foundation, the Jared Foundation, was arrested in a child-pornography case.
The foundation cut ties with the director, Russell Taylor, after his arrest.
Fogle rose to fame 15 years ago after losing more than 200 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches.
The restaurant chain hired him to be an official spokesman, and today he has a net worth of $15 million, according to reports.
Subway released the following statement: “We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, said, “Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion.”