The disgraced former face of Subway Jared Fogle has shelled out a total of $1.1 million to 11 of his 14 victims.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven DeBrota told CNN that each of the said victims each received a check for $100,000 after declaring that he was going to plead guilty to federal charges of child pornography and having sex with minors. Three of those victims are now adults.
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The other three victims are due to receive their checks as well after pending administrative steps have been ironed out. Timothy Horty, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney in Indianapolis stated that Fogle has already placed the remaining funds into a trust account. The payments are part of a plea deal that Fogle agreed to after being formally charged with possession and distribution of child pornography and engaging in sexual acts with minors in different states. DeBrota adds that the financial restitution was determined by various factors such as the value of the pornographic images, the victims’ emotional losses, and, of course, Fogle’s ability to pay.
Subway & Jared Fogle have agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation. Jared is cooperating with authorities. — SUBWAY® (@SUBWAY) July 7, 2015
Fogle can be remembered as the spokesman of the sandwich chain who gained popularity through his “Subway diet,” which enabled him to lose more than 200 pounds. He appeared in numerous Subway commercials from 2000 until July this year.
Fogle’s legal counsel stated that their client “fully recognizes that such monetary contribution will not undo the harm he has caused, he is hopeful it will assist these individuals as they try to move forward with their lives.”
They added that Fogle is aware that he “has a medical problem” and that he has started taking steps to cure it through professional help.
The remainder of the restitution will be paid prior to the sentencing, which is scheduled to take place on November 19. Jared Fogle is expected to face anywhere between five to 12 ½ years in prison.