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FBI agents search Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s home

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The FBI and state police searched the Indiana home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle early Tuesday.

The Indianapolis Star reports that electronics were removed from Fogle’s house in Zionsville, Ind., and loaded into a mobile forensics van parked in his driveway.

Fogle was seen entering and exiting the van during the search.

According to Fox’s Indianapolis affiliate, state and federal agents served warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed the agency was conducting an investigation in the area, but would not specify its nature.

“We are shocked about the news and believe it is related to a prior investigation of a former Jared Foundation employee,” Subway said in a statement to CNBC. “We are very concerned and will be monitoring the situation closely. We don’t have any more details at this point.”

In April, Russell Taylor, the executive director of the Fogle’s Jared Foundation, was arrested on child pornography charges. Authorities said a search of Taylor’s home turned up more than 400 videos with images of child pornography.

Fogle quickly distanced himself and his foundation from Taylor.

“I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor,” Fogle said in a statement. “Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor.”

Taylor, 43, attempted suicide in jail a week after his arrest.

Fogle, 37, gained national fame as the restaurant’s pitchman after losing more than 240 pounds — weight loss he attributed to eating Subway sandwiches.

According to the New York Daily News, Fogle has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

He started the Jared Foundation in 2004 to eliminate childhood obesity “by raising awareness and developing programs that educate and inspire kids to live healthier, happier lives.”

“I am starting The Jared Foundation to help kids who are in the same situation I was in growing up,” Fogle told Food Processing magazine at the time. “I was an overweight kid who turned into an even heavier teenager who turned into an obese young adult and this negatively affected every aspect of my life. Now I am in a position where I can have some influence with kids and hopefully, can help them learn to make better choices.”

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