Attorney: Former Jared Foundation chief to plead guilty

September 1, 2015

An attorney says the former director of a foundation created by ex-Subway spokesman Jared Fogle will plead guilty to child pornography charges.

Russell Taylor, 44, was charged in May with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.

His attorney, Brad Banks, told WXIN-TV Channel 59 in Indianapolis that they "anticipate the filing of a guilty plea in the near future," possibly as early as Tuesday.

Taylor led the Indianapolis-based Jared Foundation, which raises awareness and money to fight childhood obesity. Taylor is in federal custody.

Fogle, a Zionsville resident, is also expected to plead guilty at a hearing in November. He faces federal charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

Fogle has been released on home detention.

In a separate case, Fogle is suing Taylor for allegedly defaulting on a $191,000 personal loan to buy an Indianapolis home. Fogle claims in the lawsuit filed last week that Taylor since May has not made monthly payments of $850 that were called for in a land contract dated March 10, 2014. Taylor owed $184,400 as of Aug. 17.


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