Jared Fogle

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Jared Fogle
Jared Fogle Subway 2014.jpg
Fogle in 2014
Born
Jared Scott Fogle

(1977-08-23) August 23, 1977 (age 43)[1]
Alma materIndiana University Bloomington
OccupationSpokesman, actor
Years active1999–2015
Spouse(s)
Elizabeth Christie
(m. 2001; div. 2007)

Katie McLaughlin
(m. 2010; div. 2015)
Children2
Criminal information
Criminal statusCurrently incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution, Englewood;[2] earliest possible release date July 11, 2029
Conviction(s)November 19, 2015 (guilty plea)
Criminal chargeDistribution and receipt of child pornography, traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor
Penalty13–15​23 years in federal prison, lifetime of supervised release, $175,000 fine plus forfeiture of $50,000 (a total of $225,000), and $1.4 million restitution.

Jared Scott Fogle (born August 23, 1977) is an American former spokesperson for Subway and a convicted sex offender.[3][4] In the 2000s, he was used to market the promotion of healthy eating with Subway.[5]

Born in Indianapolis, Fogle graduated from North Central High School and Indiana University in 1995 and 2000, respectively. He drew the attention of Subway and the media when an acquaintance wrote an article in the Indiana Daily Student about Fogle losing 245 lb (111 kg),[6] which he attributed to eating Subway sandwiches. Subway hired Fogle as a spokesperson in 2000, and he was featured in much of the company's advertising from 2000 to 2015; he appeared in Subway commercials, was parodied in an episode of South Park, and had appearances in the Sharknado film series, among others.

Fogle's tenure with Subway ended in 2015 after he was investigated for paying for sex with minors and receiving child pornography; he had been the subject of a long-running investigation by the FBI since 2007. On August 19, 2015, he agreed to plead guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography and traveling to pay for sex with minors. Fogle formally pleaded guilty to the charges on November 19 of that year, and was sentenced to serve 15 years, 8 months in federal prison, with a minimum of 13 years before becoming eligible for early release.[7][8][9]

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  1. Sheckler Finch, Jackie (2010). "The Skinny On Jared". Insider's Guide® To Indianapolis (paperback). Guilford, Connecticut: Morris Book Publishing, LLC. p. 60. ISBN 9780762756735. Jared Fogle had no idea the unplanned course his life would take. Born August 23, 1977, in Indianapolis, ...
  2. Cite error: The named reference FogleatEnglewood was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  3. "Jared Fogel charged with paying for sex with minors, possessing child porn". Retrieved 2021-01-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Pitchman, Gets 15 Years in Prison for Child Porn Charges". Retrieved 2021-01-23. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. Bryson York, Emily (February 18, 2008). "Subway Can't Stop Jonesing for Jared". Advertising Age. Detroit, Michigan: Crain Communications. Retrieved February 18, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. Littlefield, Christina (July 7, 2015). "The Subway guy: How Jared Fogle went from overweight college student to cultural icon". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: Tronc. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  7. Jargon, Julie (November 19, 2015). "Jared Fogle Sentenced to 15 1/2 Years in Prison". Wall Street Journal. New York City: Dow Jones & Company. ISSN 0099-9660. Archived from the original on November 19, 2015. Retrieved November 20, 2015.
  8. Callahan, Rick (November 19, 2015). "Ex-Subway pitchman Fogle gets more than 15 years in prison". MSN. Archived from the original on November 22, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  9. Ortiz, Erik; Bogert, Nick (November 19, 2015). "Jared Fogle, Ex-Subway Pitchman, Gets 15 Years in Prison for Child Porn Charges". NBC News. Archived from the original on July 18, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2016.

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