Jared Fogle’s nonprofit organization, the Jared Foundation, reportedly did not pay out a single grant for its stated mission of combating childhood obesity, and 60 percent of its expenses from 2009 to 2013 went to the salary of its executive director, according to a report by USA Today.
From 2008 onward, the organization’s executive director was Russell Taylor, Fogle’s friend who is currently in jail on child pornography charges, including allegations that he secretly videotaped children in his house.
Fogle, 37, the now former Subway pitchman who agreed to plead guilty to charges that he had sex with minors and possessed child pornography, faces a prison sentence of five to 12 years.
His foundation was supposed to pay out $2 million annually to schools and community organizations to combat childhood obesity, but instead it spent just $73,000 a year, the report says. Sixty percent of the money went toward the executive director’s salary, and 26 percent was unaccounted for, the newspaper reports.
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