Jared Fogle's Home Raided by FBI

Published Jul 7, 2015

NEWS:   Federal agents raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.

On 7 July 2015, federal and state agents raided the Zionsville , Indiana, home of Jared Fogle, the "Subway Guy" who became a familiar figure to millions of Americans through his roles as spokesperson and advertising pitchman for the Subway chain of sandwich shops.

FBI spokeswoman Wendy Osborne confirmed that the agency was conducting a criminal investigation in the area of Fogle's home but did not specify the nature of the probe, and Fogle has not been arrested or charged with any crime. Indianapolis television station WTHR reported that the raid on Fogle's home was part of a child pornography investigation, likely stemming from the May 2015 arrest of Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation:

Investigators from the FBI, State Police and Postal Service were observed outside while an evidence truck was parked in his driveway. Fogle was seen leaving the truck.

It could not be immediately confirmed why police were at the home, which is on the 4500 block of Woods Edge Drive. But the raid comes nearly two months after the executive director of Fogle's foundation was arrested in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges.

Subway also said that the raid was likely linked to an investigation into an employee at the foundation Fogle founded to combat childhood obesity:

In May 2015, federal prosecutors in Indianapolis charged 43-year-old Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

Dan Evon is a former writer for Snopes.