Jared "From Subway" Fogle expected to plead guilty on child pornography charges

The home of the former sandwich weight-loss spokesperson was raided by the FBI last month [UPDATED]

By Erin Keane

Editor in Chief

Published August 18, 2015 9:51PM (EDT)

  (AP/Jordan Strauss)
(AP/Jordan Strauss)

Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to charges of child pornography possession tomorrow, Fox59 in Indianapolis reports. The multi-millionaire's Zionsville home was raided last month by state and federal agents as part of the investigation, following the April arrest of Russell Taylor, the executive director of Fogle's own The Jared Foundation, on child pornography charges.

Fogle is expected to accept a plea deal on the possession charges, following the seizure of several computers and DVDs from his home during last month's raid. The U.S. Attorney's office will discuss the details at a press conference tomorrow afternoon.

Fogle shot to national prominence for attributing drastic weight loss to eating sandwiches from Subway every day. "He's inspired a lot of people," Subway commercials claimed as the chain touted its low-fat "Eat Fresh" menu options.

Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle in the wake of the raid.

Update: The company announced today that they have severed ties with their former spokesman.

By Erin Keane

Erin Keane is Salon's Chief Content Officer. She is also on faculty at the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University and her memoir in essays, "Runaway: Notes on the Myths That Made Me," was named one of NPR's Books We Loved In 2022.

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