Federal authorities have seized electronics, paper documents and other items from the Indiana home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle.
Fogle, 37, was photographed by The Indianapolis Star leaving an evidence truck during the hours-long investigation Tuesday.
He later left his home in a black Lexus with his lawyer, Ron Elberger, according to the Star’s report.
“Jared has been cooperating, and continues to cooperate, with law enforcement in their investigation of unspecified charges, and looks forward to its conclusion,” Elberger said in a statement.
The FBI’s Indianapolis division confirmed the investigation to Business Insider, but would not disclose the reason for the raid.
Subway said in a statement that the raid could be related to an investigation of an ex-employee of the Jared Foundation, which Fogle started to help children develop better eating and exercise habits.
“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” the company said. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”
Russell Taylor, the executive director of Fogle Foundation, was arrested two months ago in Indianapolis on federal child pornography charges following an April 29 FBI raid of his home.
More than 400 videos of child pornography were found in his possession, according to court documents reviewed by the Star.
Taylor was charged with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography, according to the Star. He reportedly attempted suicide in jail shortly after his arrest and was placed on life support.
Fogle’s foundation cut ties with Taylor after his arrest.
Fogle rose to fame 15 years ago after losing more than 200 pounds by eating Subway sandwiches.
The restaurant chain hired him to be an official spokesman, and today he has a net worth of $US15 million, according to the New York Daily News.
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