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Appeals Court Upholds Former Subway Spokesman Jared Fogle’s Long Sentence on Child Porn and Child Sex Charges

Jun 10, 2016  •  Post A Comment

A federal appeals court ruled against former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in his battle to get his nearly 16-year prison sentence reduced.

“The decision, issued Thursday, comes less than a month after a three-judge panel heard arguments from Fogle’s defense attorney and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve DeBrota in U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago,” USA Today reports. “Fogle, whose massive weight loss propelled him to fame, pleaded guilty last year to possession or distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines to have commercial sex with a minor.”

Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison — more than prosecutors had recommended under a plea agreement.

In his appeal, Fogle argued that U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt abused her discretion and improperly sentenced him based on his fantasies rather than on acts he committed.

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