Report: Jared Fogle’s foundation didn’t issue grants to combat childhood obesity

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Former Subway spokesman, Jared Fogle

INDIANAPOLIS – Just days after reaching a plea deal for child pornography, investigators are looking into a former spokesperson’s foundation.

In 2008, Jared Fogle created a non-profit foundation that he said would distribute $2 million a year to schools and community organizations that would fight childhood obesity.

According to USA Today, not a single grant has been issued.

In fact, it claims the foundation only spent $73,000 a year between 2009 and 2013.

The newspaper claims that 60 percent of the money went to the executive director’s salary, while 26 percent of the funds are unaccounted for according to tax records.

Earlier this month, it was announced that Fogle will plead guilty to child pornography charges and to crossing state lines to pay for sex with minors.

According to court documents, Russell C. Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested more than two months ago on federal child pornography charges.

Fogle is expected to serve between five and 12 and a half years in prison.

He will also pay restitution to 14 victims who were secretly photographed.

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