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Subway and Fogle suspend relationship over child porn raid

Many California residents have likely heard that Subway has announced the suspension of its relationship with longtime spokesman Jared Fogle after the company learned he was the target of an investigation centered on child pornography. In a statement, Subway said the decision was "mutually agreed" upon and that Fogle is cooperating with authorities.

According to media reports, the FBI executed an early morning raid on Fogle's Zionsville, Indiana, home on July 7. The 37-year-old was reportedly questioned but not arrested, and agents were seen removing computer equipment from his home for analysis. In an email, Fogle's attorney said his client has not been "charged with any crime or offense" at this time.

The raid came after the former executive director of Fogle's Jared Foundation was arrested on child pornography charges in April. The goal of the foundation, which was formed in 2006, is to fight childhood obesity. Fogle became a spokesman for Subway after losing a significant amount of weigh by eating the restaurant's low-calorie submarine sandwiches. The restaurant chain has more than 44,000 locations in 110 countries.

California residents charged with illegal sexual conduct or similar offenses could face severe criminal penalties if they are convicted. Because of the type of alleged offense, they could also face job insecurity and social stigma. However, being charged is not the same as being guilty. A criminal defense attorney could carefully review the evidence in the case and suggest the best defense strategies given the circumstances. In some situations, a lawyer may recommend negotiating with prosecutors for a plea deal that would involve entering a plea of guilty to a lesser offense in exchange for more lenient penalties.

Source: CNBC, "Subway and Jared Fogle suspend relationship," Katie Little, July 7, 2015

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