Jared Fogle, the former face of Subway, was sentenced to 15 years, eight months in prison on Thursday by a federal judge in Indiana. Fogle had pleaded guilty in August to trading in child pornography and having sex with teenage girls. As part of the plea deal, Fogle, who made a fortune as pitchman for the Subway fast food chain, agreed to pay a total of $1.4 million to his victims — $100,000 apiece to 14 victims. In addition to his prison term, which could’ve gone as high as 50 years, judge Tanya Walton Pratt ordered Fogle, 38, to pay a $175,000 fine, receive sex offender treatment while in prison and submit to a lifetime of supervision once he is released from prison. She also administered quite the admonishment, according to The Associated Press. “What a gift, to have such a professional windfall fall in your lap,” Pratt said of Fogle’s remarkable weight-loss story that earned him national attention and opened the door to his years of success as the sandwich chain’s public face. “The level of perversion and lawlessness exhibited by Mr. Fogle is extreme.”
Fogle addressed the court before the sentence was handed down. “I so regret that I let so many of you down,” the disgraced pitchman said. “I want to redeem my life. I want to become a good, decent person. I want to rebuild my life,” he said. Pratt then delivered the sentence, and Fogle reportedly showed no visible signs of emotion. However, relatives of his who were in the court broke down into tears as he was taken into custody.
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