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Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle and Criminal Defense Attorney Attend Initial Appearance

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, accompanied by his criminal defense attorney, Ron Elberger, is scheduled to be released today after an appearance in court in Indianapolis in connection to the federal criminal charges against him that he formerly paid for sex with minors and received child pornography.

At his initial appearance in the Indianapolis Federal Courthouse, Fogle confirmed that he received the charging documents and fully understood the charges against him. Jared will be released today, pursuant to the judge’s orders and as agreed to by both sides. A plea agreement has been filed, but he will enter a plea at a later date. It was not yet known what conditions the Judge required for Jared’s release.

U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler in Indianapolis is scheduled to hold a news conference at 12:30 p.m. ET to announce the federal charges against Fogle. A plea agreement has been reached on charges that he distributed and received child pornography and he traveled to engage in illicit sexual conduct with minors, according to a court document.

Subway suspended its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his home in early July. He first appeared in Subway ads in 2000 after gaining national fame for losing weight by eating the chain’s sandwiches. Subway said in a tweet Tuesday, “We no longer have a relationship with Jared and have no further comment.”

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