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Jared Fogle Loses Bid for Early Prison Release

Judge shoots down disgraced former Subway pitchman’s argument

Disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has lost a bid to be released from prison, where he is currently serving more than 15 years for conspiracy to receive child pornography and traveling to have sex with a minor.

Fogle filed papers earlier this month, seeking an order for his immediate release. The former Subway figurehead contended, among other things, that there were jurisdictional issues in the case against him.

However, in an order issued Friday, federal judge Tanya Walton Pratt shot down Fogle’s bid.

“Fogle again challenges the Court’s subject matter jurisdiction over him and requests immediate release from detention,” Pratt’s order reads. “The Motion, Notices and Objections are all DENIED.”

According to court papers obtained by TheWrap at the time, Fogle agreed in 2015 to plead guilty to “distributing and receiving visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct” and traveling “in interstate commerce to engage in unlawful commercial sexual acts with minors, and attempted to do so.”

Fogle came under suspicion after the May 2015 arrest of Russell Taylor, then-executive director of Fogle’s charity, The Jared Foundation.

Court documents stated that Fogle received multiple images of minors engaged in sex acts from Taylor and knew that those depicted were under 18. Taylor was accused of filming the minors without their knowledge using a series of hidden cameras in his home. Some of those depicted were reportedly as young as six years old.

Fogle was also accused of traveling multiple times to New York with the purpose of engaging in a sex act with a minor.

Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.