Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle forked over $50,000 as part of a plea deal he took when sentenced to prison.
TMZ reports that feds issued a formal order against Fogle to seize $50,000, under a plea agreement he made in lieu of taking his criminal case to trial. The plea deal also included $1.4 million in restitution to numerous female victims, some of them as young as 13.
The order to seize the money from Fogle happened amid Subway’s attempts to toss his former wife’s lawsuit out, after she accused the company of knowing about Fogle’s interactions with young girls, yet doing nothing to stop it.
According to the Indy Star, Katie McLaughlin filed a civil suit against Subway last year, alleging that sandwich company failed to report Fogle’s illegal activities after learning about them. Fogle is currently serving a prison sentence for “distribution and receipt of child pornography” and traveling from Indiana to New York, in an attempt to “engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.” His release date is scheduled for 2029.
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The lawsuit alleged that the senior vice president of marketing received notification of Fogle’s criminal behavior for the first time in 2004. In 2008, franchise owner Cindy Mills received additional complaints about Fogle, but apparently she told a CEO not to mention his indiscretions to her anymore because Fogle had met someone.
“Please don’t tell me anymore. Don’t worry, he has met someone. She is a teacher and he seems to love her very much, and we think she will keep him grounded.”
McLaughlin said she would have never married Fogle had she known about his private life with child pornography and young girls. The coupled married in 2009.
“Defendants did not inform Ms. McLaughlin of their intentions for her, and in a cruel irony, depicted Ms. McLaughlin and her children in a Subway commercial promoting Jared as, of all things, a ‘family man,” the legal states.
Subway claimed that Indiana courts don’t have jurisdiction over McLaughlin’s complaints. A Boone County judge is scheduled to hear the arguments on Tuesday.
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