Home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle raided in child pornography investigation

Zionsville, IN (WXIN) Federal authorities raided the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning.

FBI sources told FOX59 federal and state investigators were serving warrants at Fogle's Zionsville home in connection with a child pornography investigation.

The raid started around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Earlier this year, Russell Taylor, the former director of the Jared Foundation started by Fogle, was arrested in a child pornography case.

Fogle said the foundation severed all ties with Taylor following the arrest.

CNN affiliates WTHR and WXIN recorded video of investigators outside a home in Zionsville, just north of Indianapolis. Records from the Boone County treasurer's office show Fogle owns the property.

FBI Special Agent Wendy Osborne said the agency is "conducting investigative activity in the area," but she didn't confirm it was at Fogle's home.

The nature of the investigation "can't be discussed at this time," she said.

U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Tim Horty said he couldn't confirm or deny an investigation.

Calls to Subway were not immediately returned.

Fogle soared to fame in 2000 when the sandwich chain released a commercial centered on his claims that he lost about 245 pounds in a year as an Indiana University student, thanks in part to exercise and a simpler diet involving Subway subs.

He served as a Subway spokesman in ensuing years. In 2013, he told CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" that he traveled almost 200 days a year for his job with Subway, and that he still was focused on keeping weight off.

"I don't eat (Subway) every single day anymore. (It's) in moderation. I tell you, I kept the weight off for 15 years. I still probably average eating it three or four days a week," he said.


Investigators outside the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
Investigators outside the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.