Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges, accept plea deal

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Aug. 18, 2015)— Jared Fogle, the former Subway spokesman, is expected to plead guilty to possession of child pornography charges, confirms CBS4 sources.

Sources say Fogle will accept a plea deal. The U.S. Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the deal.

Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger, had no comment in regards to the plea deal. He said any information regarding the charges would come from the attorney’s office. Elberger did say Fogle’s suspension with Subway continues.

Subway issued the following statement to CBS4 Tuesday:

“We have already ended our relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”

The charges come after federal agents raided Fogle’s Zionsville home in early July. FBI sources confirmed state and federal investigators were serving warrants at his home in connection with a child pornography investigation. Several computers and DVDs were seized from Fogle’s home.

Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case. He was accused of possessing and producing child pornography. Investigators said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 500 videos with images of child pornography. In May, Taylor unsuccessfully tried to kill himself while in jail.

Fogle gained national fame after attributing massive weight loss to eating Subway sandwiches. He was a freshman at Indiana University at the time. He later became a visible presence in Subway ad campaigns, pitching the restaurant’s sandwiches and touting their health benefits.

Subway suspended their relationship with the spokesman shortly after the raid.

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