Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle transferred to federal prison in Colorado
UPDATE (December 18, 2015): Jared Fogle has been transferred to FCI Englewood, a federal correctional institution in Littleton, Colorado. Fogle requested to serve his time at the Englewood facility during his sentencing hearing last month because of their sex offender program. Fogle isn’t the only “celebrity” at Englewood; former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is serving his sentence there as well.
(December 15, 2015) — Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle has been transferred from Henderson, Kentucky to a facility in Oklahoma City.
His release date has been set for July 11, 2029.
On Nov. 19, a federal judge sentenced former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to 188 months (more than 15 years). Fogle, who was charged in a child exploitation case, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with minors.
Attorneys for Fogle filed an appeal Monday for the sentence and the $175,000 fine. According to the appeal documents, Fogle was also ordered to pay a total of $1,400,000 to the 14 victims.
During a tearful statement given at his sentencing, Fogle called his own conduct “horrible” and said he went from being a person with good values to one who became deceptive and self-centered.
“I have become dependent on alcohol, pornography and prostitutes,” he told the court.
“Not a day will go by where I won’t think of (the victims). I hope the restitution will help in their lives,” he said.
“It is my intent to learn from these experiences so that I never, ever do these things again,” he said. “I take full responsibility for what I’ve done.”
Under supervised release, Fogle will be constantly monitored on electronic devices including computers and cell phones. He also paid $1.4 million to 14 minor victims in the case for counseling, support and recovery. If additional victims are found, the court said they could also receive restitution from Fogle. Upon release, Fogle will have to register as a sex offender.
Last week, Russell Taylor, the former head of Jared Fogle’s Jared Foundation, was sentenced to 27 years in prison plus lifetime supervised release.
Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said his cooperation in the Jared Fogle case kept him from serving more time. Federal prosecutors had asked for Taylor to serve 35 years. He pleaded guilty to 12 counts of producing child pornography and a count of distributing child pornography.
Defense attorneys tried to paint a picture of Taylor as manipulated by his former boss and former friend Jared Fogle.
During the sentencing hearing, the defense called Dr. Robin Kohli to the stand as a witness. Kohli examined Taylor on November 9 and conducted several tests to determine whether he was a pedophile and to determine his risk for reoffending.
Kohli says Taylor told her he is not sexually attracted to children, and the only reason he produced child porn was so he could give it to Fogle. He told her that he was afraid of losing his house and his job if he didn’t give Fogle the porn.