Jared Fogle, the former spokesperson for Subway restaurant turned convict, is seeking release again from the Colorado federal prison he is in.
The former spokesman, who became famous in 2000 after he credited Subway for losing a significant weight loss, said his guilty plea was based on an illegal conspiracy charge, Reuters reported. The plea in his 2015 child pornography case should be thrown out, according to Fogle. He is currently serving over 15 years in jail in Littleton, Colorado after he pleaded guilty to having sex with minors and for the distribution of child pornography.
He now claims that his plea was unlawful. Fogle, 40, said the plea included a “charge of conspiracy” which is not covered by federal law about his charges and he claims that his due process rights have been violated. His habeas application names not only his prison warden and sentencing judge as defendants but President Donald Trump as well, according to Reuters. Last week, a federal magistrate judge rejected the claim, citing an incomplete application. The judge gave Fogle 30 days to submit a revised version that includes more details and also omits the sentencing judge and Trump as defendants, Reuters reported.
This isn’t Fogle’s first attempt to get out of the slammer. Earlier this year, he attempted to fight his prison sentence by claiming that the judge in his case was biased because she has teenage daughters, according to The Indy Star. In actuality, the judge had one adult daughter. In all, Since his sentencing, however, Fogle has filed dozens of motions to either get his sentence thrown out or reduced, according to WIBC in Indianapolis.
Fogle lost his spokesman title from Subway after police searched his home in connection with child pornography allegations in 2015. He was convicted after prosecutors said he looked at child pornography which involved some children as young as nine and for having sex with two teenage girls. Fogle was married at the time. Since then, his wife filed for divorce and she now has custody of their two children, according to The Business Insider.
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