Before I break for lunch, I just wanted you to know how this incident has completely destroyed my faith in corporate and media spokesman (faith in government gone long ago).
"Ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle to plead guilty to child sex charges" by Rick Callahan Associated Press August 20, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS — Longtime Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography in a case that destroyed his career at the sandwich-shop chain and could send him to prison for more than a decade.
Who cares about prison? We just lost the last honest man in America.
Prosecutors alleged that Fogle knew the pornography had been secretly produced by the former director of his charitable foundation, which sought to raise awareness about childhood obesity and arranged for Fogle to visit schools and urge children to adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.
Which calls into question all the elite do-gooder shit. Sandusky had a kid's charity.
Authorities said Fogle offered to pay adult prostitutes a finder’s fee if they could connect him with minors for sex acts, including some as young as 14 or 15 years old.
‘‘This is about using wealth, status, and secrecy to illegally exploit children,’’ US Attorney Josh Minkler said.
A tight-lipped Fogle sat in federal court with his hands clasped and quietly answered ‘‘no’’ when the judge asked whether he had any questions about his rights. He is expected to enter the formal plea at a later date to one count each of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography.
The agreement released by prosecutors said Fogle will pay $1.4 million in restitution to 14 minor victims, who will each receive $100,000. He will also be required to register as a sex offender and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.
Maybe his menu will help him conquer that problem, too?
The government agreed not to seek a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison, and Fogle agreed not to ask for less than five years, according to court documents.
What is with the kid glove treatment for a perv?
Federal judges have wide discretion in sentencing, and Fogle could get a longer sentence. The child-porn charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The count involving sex with a minor is punishable by up to 30 years.
Were they boys or girls (not that it makes a difference, mustard, mayo, who cares)?
Fogle ‘‘knows that restitution can’t undo the damage that he’s done, but he will do all in his power to try to make it right,’’ defense attorney Jeremy Margolis told reporters.
The married father of two, he added, has a ‘‘medical problem’’ and ‘‘expects to get well,’’ but he did not elaborate.
As Fogle left the courthouse, several people jeered him amid a throng of TV cameras, onlookers, and protesters.
One man shouted, ‘‘Hey, Jared, leave those kids alone.’’ Others waved signs accusing authorities of going light on Fogle while giving many minorities rougher treatment.
Just another prick in the hole, huh?
Fogle, 37, whose wife filed for divorce Wednesday, became Subway’s pitchman after shedding more than 200 pounds as a college student, in part by eating the chain’s sandwiches. He was the public face of the company for more than 15 years — a period in which its number of locations tripled, making Subway the world’s largest restaurant chain.
Not standing by her man?
Subway suspended the partnership in July after agents raided his home in the affluent Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville, and the chain said this week that it had ended its relationship with Fogle.
Federal prosecutors alleged in the documents that Fogle traveled to pay for sex acts, including with minors, from 2007 until as recently as June and that he repeatedly planned business trips to coincide with his sexual pursuits.
The documents also alleged that Fogle on multiple occasions received sexually explicit images and videos produced by Russell Taylor, 43, who ran the charitable Jared Foundation.
Two months before Fogle’s home was raided, authorities arrested Taylor on charges that he produced and possessed child pornography. Investigators said they discovered a cache of sexually explicit photos and videos Taylor allegedly produced by secretly filming minor children at his home.
Prosecutors also alleged that Fogle received from Taylor multiple images and videos, some taken by a camera hidden in a clock radio that filmed children changing clothes or bathing.
The documents said Fogle knew those depicted were minors, some as young as 13 or 14 years old, and in some cases knew the minors involved by name and had met them ‘‘during social events in Indiana.’’
Prepping them, as it were.
His weight loss method is no longer a secret.
Thought you might like this for dinner:
"Former NFL cheerleader sentenced to probation for rape" Associated Press August 22, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Del. — A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader was sentenced Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.
Molly Shattuck, often gasping for breath and sometimes weeping uncontrollably during the hearing, collapsed in the courtroom after she was sentenced.
Judge E. Scott Bradley sentenced the mother of three to the maximum 15-year prison term for fourth-degree rape but suspended the prison time for probation. Shattuck, 48, must report every other weekend, for a total of 48 weekends, to a secure probation center, where offenders live in communal barracks and are assigned to various chores and community service projects.
She must register as a sex offender, continue therapy, and undergo sex disorder counseling. She also must bear the costs of the victim’s therapy and pay $10,650 restitution to his parents, who urged Bradley to put Shattuck behind bars.
‘‘What she did to my son is heinous. . . . She stole his innocence,’’ said the victim’s mother, adding that her son has become untrusting of others.
I know it is a terrible thing to say and a rotten double standard, but she made him a man.
The boy’s father said the family has struggled to come to grips with what happened, noting that Shattuck first reached out to the boy through her own 15-year-old son.
My printed paper also came with a top-shelf photo.
The Washington Post really took her to task, huh?
Related: Cheerleader's ailment prompts inquiry
"Mr. DeLuca’s death comes at a dark time for the globe-spanning sandwich empire. ‘‘Subway guy’’ Jared Fogle, the weight-losing everyman who became the chain’s most famous face, agreed last month to a plea deal for possessing child pornography and sex crimes with underage girls.
The chain, which runs more than 44,000 shops in 110 countries and has more American locations than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined, has also struggled to adapt to rival eateries. Subway’s US sales last year declined 3 percent, or $400 million, falling faster than any other of America’s top 25 food chains."