Judge rejects appeal from ex-Subway pitchman

A federal judge in Indianapolis has rejected an appeal that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle filed himself in an attempt to overturn his child pornography and sex abuse convictions.

An order from District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt last week called Fogle's claim that the court didn't have jurisdiction to convict him "frivolous."

The Indiana Lawyer reports Fogle's motion filed on Nov. 6 was done with the help of a fellow inmate in the Colorado prison in which he currently is serving a 15-year sentence.

Formerly a resident of Zionsville, Fogle pleaded guilty in November 2015 to trading in child pornography and paying for sex with underage girls.

The 40-year-old Indiana man became a star of Subway's national advertising campaigns after losing 200 pounds, partly by eating Subway sandwiches.

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