Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle suing incarcerated man over loan
Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the incarcerated former head of his charitable foundation for allegedly defaulting on a $191,000 personal loan to buy an Indianapolis home.
Fogle claims in the lawsuit filed last week that Russell Taylor since May has not made monthly payments of $850 that were called for in a land contract dated March 10, 2014. The Indianapolis Star reported Monday that Taylor owed $184,400 as of Aug. 17.
Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation from 2007 until this year, was charged May 4 with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. The 44-year-old Taylor has been held in federal custody.
A federal judge has scheduled a Nov. 19 change-of-plea and sentencing hearing at which the 37-year-old Fogle is expected to plead guilty to federal charges of distribution and receipt of child pornography and traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. A plea agreement says prosecutors won’t seek a sentence of more than 12½ years in prison and that Fogle won’t ask for less than five.
Fogle has been released on home detention.
Authorities have said information developed in the federal case involving Taylor led them to Fogle, who prosecutors said accepted child porn images from Taylor.
Court documents say the home that Fogle’s loan financed is where Taylor secretly filmed some of the child pornography that investigators recovered in the two federal cases.
Fogle’s lawsuit also names Taylor’s estranged wife, Angela Taylor. Russell Taylor signed the home over to her on June 2, one day after Taylor filed a handwritten motion in another court seeking to dismiss the divorce petition he filed against Angela Taylor in February. A notation in the court file said the judge could not rule on that request because it did not include a signed certificate that it had been sent to Angela Taylor.
Marion County property records do not show Fogle’s name associated with the home. They show Taylor buying the house from another individual on March 19, 2014, for $192,000. Records also show Taylor transferred the home to Angela Taylor for no money.
The home is listed for sale for $187,000.
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