Former Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle's Victims Get $1 Million
Jared Fogle, the former Subway pitchman who used his foundation to access child victims, in August pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and sex with minors. Now, as part of his plea agreement, Fogle has begun issuing restitution.
According to The Associated Press (AP), Fogle has already paid a total of $1 million to 10 victims—$100,000 each—and is expected to pay the remaining four victims before he is sentenced on Nov. 19. The funds will go toward mental health counseling, medical expenses and "other needs the 14 victims might have now or in the future to help them recover from the trauma," AP reported.
Fogle faces a minimum of five and a maximum of 12 years in prison. In late August, USA Today found that The Jared Foundation, the charity Fogle launched in 2008 with the stated goal of fighting childhood obesity, never issued in a single grant, spending an average of just $73,000 a year. Sixty percent of that total paid for the salary of executive director Russell Taylor, who was found guilty of conspiring with Fogle on child exploitation, and distributing and receiving child pornography.