The home of Subway spokesman, Jared Fogle, was the location for a length investigation by the police and FBI on Tuesday.
The guy who started out as a freshman from Indiana University at 425lbs found himself 235lbs lighter and a television star thanks to Subway. To share his newfound health and success he started up what is called the Jared Foundation which helps children learn healthy eating and exercise habits.
Two months ago the foundation’s executive, Russell Taylor got into some very serious legal trouble. Police started an investigation at the end of April and obtained a search warrant for Taylor’s home. According to court documents their initial search was to look for “evidence of bestiality, including images or videos”. While they may not have found that…they did find “multiple video files of nude or partially nude minor children”. Police described their findings as “commercially made child pornography from Eastern Europe similar to that seized on other investigations”. Taylor tried to take his own life at Marion County jail just days after he was officially charged but his attempt was unsuccessful and his health is now stable again. He faces one charge of possession of child pornography and seven charges of production of child pornography. It was noted that several of the video files were clearly recorded in Taylor’s current and past homes.
Following the official charges, Fogle announced that the Jared Foundation has now “sever(ed) all ties” with Taylor and that he was “shocked” to hear the accusations.
Tuesday July 7, just two months after Russell Taylor’s arrest, investigators from Indiana State Police, Postal Service and even the FBI are conducting an investigation into Fogles home!
The investigation began Tuesday morning when officials were seen seizing electronics, documents and various other items and taking them to their evidence truck.
Jared’s attorney made a statement saying that he is cooperating with officials at this time but hasn’t been charged or arrested for anything. After a period of time Fogle and his attorney left the home to let the federal and state officials carry on with their search. His attorney, Ron Elberger, said in an email:
“Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges and looks forward to its conclusion. He has not been detained, arrested or charged with any crime or offense.”
All questions are being referred to the U.S. attorney’s office but due to a policy from the Department of Justice there will be no confirmation or denial of any existing investigation.
Despite the lack of confirmation, Subway made a statement which said they believe that the search of Jared’s home may be in connection to Russell Taylor’s arrest and as such they “are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely”. They have also removed “Jared’s Journey” from the official Subway website.