FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesperson Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog.
FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said the bureau was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb, but they wouldn’t say whether it involved Fogle or describe the nature of the investigation.
Subway released the following statement on Tuesday.
“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared foundation employee. We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
Tuesday afternoon, it appeared the company was making efforts to remove Fogle from its website. The tab for “Jared’s Journey” had been redirected back to the site’s homepage.
Subway, which is based in Milford, Connecticut, and is privately held, has struggled in recent years. Last year, industry tracker Technomic said average sales for Subway stores in the U.S. declined 3 percent from the previous year. The company has about 44,000 locations around the world.
Fogle has not been arrested or charged with any crime.
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- A special task force showed up at the 37-year-old’s home in Zionsville at 6:30am on Tuesday to remove electronics from the property
- Authorities say Fogle was detained, but not arrested
- The raid comes just two months after the former executive director of Fogle’s charity was arrested in a child pornography sting
- Subway issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying they are ‘shocked’ and believe the raid was related to the Taylor case
- In 2007, a source claimed that Fogle once ran a porn video rental business out of his dorm room when he attended Indiana University
- The source said that Fogle’s collection was ‘vast and extensive’ and that he took the business seriously – charging fellow students a dollar a rental
- Fogle is worth an estimated $15million for his work with Subway