CRIME
08/25/2015 11:42 am ET Updated Dec 30, 2016

Jared Fogle's Charity Reportedly Never Gave Out Any Grants

Schools and community organizations lost out on $2 million.

Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's charity was billed as a multi-million dollar effort to combat childhood obesity when it was launched in 2008, but it never gave out a single grant.

The Jared Foundation gave most of the money it did spend to its embattled executive director, Russell Taylor, USA Today reported. 

The charity was supposed to shell out $2 million a year to schools and community organizations. But the foundation spent an average $73,000 per year from 2009 to 2013, USA Today reported, citing the organization's tax records. Sixty percent of that went to Taylor, and 26 percent is unaccounted for.

Taylor, a friend of Fogle's who was hired by the Jared Foundation in 2009, was arrested in April for child exploitation, possession of child pornography and voyeurism.

Investigators found more than 400 child pornography videos on computers and hard drives, and four minors were identified as victims.

Fogle, who at the time of Taylor's arrest said he was "shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations," pleaded guilty last week to traveling to engage in "unlawful commercial sexual acts" with minors and to possession of child pornography.

Twelve of Fogle's 14 victims were minors who Taylor secretly filmed. Taylor then shared the images and videos with Fogle, federal prosecutors said in documents released last week. Fogle allegedly traveled to the other two victims, who were both underage, to engage in commercial sex acts. 

Fogle faces between five and 12 years under the plea agreement. He also agreed to pay his victims $1.4 million.

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