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Subway pitchman Jared Fogle detained in FBI raid

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 00:27

Jared Fogle, famous for his appearances in Subway commercials, leaves his Indiana home amid reports he's being investigated for child pornography. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Authorities searched the Indiana home of Subway sandwich chain pitchman Jared Fogle on Tuesday (July 7), about two months after the executive director of his foundation was arrested on federal child pornography charges, local media reported. Fogle, who is well known from his appearances on Subway television commercials extolling the health benefits of the company's menu, was detained outside his home in the town of Zionsville as law enforcement agents removed electronics from the house, local news outlet WTHR reported. It was not clear if Fogle, a father of two, is a target of what authorities have said is a joint investigation by local, state and federal law enforcement. Officials refused to comment about the activity at Fogle's home. Subway issued a statement saying it was "shocked" by the news and believe it is related to the prior investigation of the former Jared Foundation employee. Agents from the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service also were at Fogle's home, the Indianapolis Star reported. Russell Taylor, the former executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested on May 3 and charged with seven counts of production and one count of possession of child pornography. Taylor's arrest was part of a joint investigation by the Indiana State Police, the local Indianapolis police department and the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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Subway pitchman Jared Fogle detained in FBI raid

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 - 00:27