Updates from Jared Fogle’s sentencing hearing
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 19, 2015) – Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle was sentenced to 188 months (more than 15 years) in prison Thursday.
Fogle, who rose to national prominence as a spokesman for Subway thanks to massive weight loss while attending Indiana University, faces federal charges related to child pornography and having sex with minors. The charges followed the arrest of the former director of his Jared Foundation, Russell Taylor, and a July raid at Fogle’s Zionsville home tied to the case.
In August, Fogle’s attorneys and federal prosecutors worked out a plea deal. Under the terms of the agreement, Fogle would spend between 5 and 12.5 years in federal prison and would have to register as a sex offender. Federal prosecutors asked for 12.5 years while Fogle’s attorneys requested the minimum of 5 years.
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Jared Fogle has been sentenced to 188 months (15.6 years) for conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with a minor.
The defense said that it took a terrorist attack overseas (in Paris) to push Jared Fogle off the front page. Said he is “one of the most despised people in America.”
The defense is trying to show a distinction between Fogle’s actions and those of Russell Taylor. Says Taylor produced the child pornography and Fogle didn’t. Called his passivity “pathetic.”
Dr. Bradford says Jared Fogle was diagnosed with hypersexuality and mild pedophilia. Hypersexuality can be partially controlled with medication.
Dr. Bradford said he evaluated Jared Fogle on August 17, 2015.
Judge: None of the minors were aware they were being filmed. Some were as young as 6 years old.
Judge: On multiple occasions from 2011-2015, Fogle received child pornography from Russell Taylor. He met some minors during social events in Indy.
Judge reminds Fogle that he faces up to 50 years. 20 max on one count, 30 on the other. She will make that decision. He cannot withdraw his plea of guilty no matter the sentence.
Fogle says he understands that he is giving up several trial rights by pleading guilty.
Fogle says he has not received treatment recently for alcohol or drugs. He says he’s currently not using any prescriptions.
Fogle raises his right hand, is sworn in. He is now under oath and says he will tell the truth.
U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt has entered the courtroom.
Sentencing expected to begin any minute now.
Fogle’s first public statement in this case will happen today in court. Prosecutors will not ask any questions of him.
Jared Fogle’s attorneys are asking for five years, which is the minimum sentence. Federal prosecutors are asking for 12.5 years. The maximum sentence is 50 years. U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt will make the final decision.