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Jared Fogle Files Suit Against Former Friend Russell Taylor

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Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is embroiled in another legal battle. Fogle, who recently agreed to plead guilty to paying for sex with minors and child pornography, is suing the former head of his charity, Russell Taylor, in a loan repayment dispute.

Fogle, who faces a prison sentence of five to 12-and-a-half years and must pay $1.4 million in restitution to his victims, alleges that Taylor didn’t pay back most of the $191,000 he lent him in March 2014, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Taylor ran the non-profit Jared Foundation. His April 29 arrest on child pornography charges touched off the investigation into Fogle.

According to the suit, Taylor used the cash Fogle lent him to buy a house in Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Star reports. This was the same house where, prosecutors said, Taylor hid cameras that captured children showering, changing clothes and bathing. Fogle obtained child porn from Taylor, as well as commercially produced porn from overseas, according to federal charging documents.

The $191,000 Fogle lent Taylor was due to be repaid monthly, according to the suit. However, the suit says that Taylor hasn’t made any payments since May and has an outstanding balance of $184,400.

Taylor’s attorney, Brad Banks, tells PEOPLE that Taylor is in federal custody and has transferred ownership of the property to his wife, Angela Taylor, who also is named in the suit.

“My client does not believe he was limited in transferring the property to his wife,” Banks told PEOPLE. “My understanding is she is the current property owner . he no longer has ownership interest in it.”

Russell Taylor filed for divorce in February, though he later attempted to withdraw the filing, and the case is still pending. Banks tells PEOPLE the couple is not getting divorced.

Attorneys for Angela Taylor and Fogle did not return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

A report by USA TODAY revealed that Fogle’s charity did not pay out a single grant for its stated mission of combatting childhood obesity, and that 60 percent of its expenses from 2009 to 2013 went to Taylor’s salary.

Fogle is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 19. His wife, Katie, has filed for divorce.

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