The former Subway spokesman is at it again. The now-incarcerated Jared Fogle is making yet another attempt to fight back against law enforcement. This time, he is seeking $57 million in damages and a new trial in a federal civil suit.
Fogel, 40, is seeking the large financial figure because he claims that federal officials conspired against him to rob him of his Subway fortune during both his arrest and trial. He became famous in 2000 after he credited Subway for losing a significant weight loss.
In his new lawsuit, filed in March, Fogle claims that the warrant FBI agents used to search his home doesn’t exist. He said that there is no record of that search warrant, according to WXIN in Indianapolis. Furthermore, Fogle alleges that he received poor advice from his lawyers to plead guilty to “false charges” and to pay $1.4 million in restitution to Fogel’s victims. A few weeks ago, a judge threw out a similar conspiracy claim citing an incomplete application.
Fogle is currently serving over 15 years in jail in Littleton, Colorado after he pleaded guilty in 2015 to having sex with minors and for the distribution of child pornography.
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. Since his sentencing, Fogle has filed dozens of motions to either get his sentence thrown out or reduced, according to WIBC in Indianapolis.
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