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Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle's Home Searched by FBI

1 year 3 months 2 weeks ago July 07, 2015 Jul 7, 2015 Tuesday, July 07 2015 July 07, 2015 11:38 AM in News
Source: ABC News
By: Meghan Keneally

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - The FBI has raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle as part of an investigation, authorities told ABC News today.

Fogle was seen at his Zionsville, Indiana, home during the search this morning.

Authorities would not elaborate on the nature of the investigation, though it comes two months after the executive director of Fogle's foundation, Russell Taylor, was arrested on child pornography charges.

Taylor faces eight preliminary federal felony charges, including multiple counts of possession of child pornography, voyeurism and child exploitation. Taylor remains in jail, according to federal documents. It was not immediately clear whether Taylor has entered a plea. Federal prosecutors have until August to impanel a grand jury, according to Taylor's lawyer.

At the time of Taylor's arrest, Fogle released a statement to the Indianapolis Star condemning Taylor.

"I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor," Fogle said in the statement.

Fogle, 37, gained national fame when he lost a significant amount of weight by eating turkey and vegetable sandwiches from Subway and exercising. He was first featured in ads for the company in 2000 and he launched The Jared Foundation in 2004, with a mission to improve children's health.

Subway announced Tuesday afternoon they were suspending their relationship wtih Fogle amid the investigation.

ABC News' Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.


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