The Jared Fogle scandal continues as USA Today reports that Russell Taylor, executive director of The Jared Fogle Foundation and convicted pedophile, failed to issue a single grant of the charity’s mission to help prevent childhood obesity.
— 12 News (@12News) July 13, 2015
The Jared Fogle Foundation’s mission was to aid in the childhood obesity epidemic by helping parents educate their children. Gawker reports that the charity had big plans to raise $2 million dollars to fund nutrition programs for children but tax documents show that this never happened.
According to the New York Daily News, most of the money—60% of annual expenses, to be exact—was used to pay the foundation’s executive director, Russell Taylor. Documents show that although the foundation was receiving donations, it only spent a fraction of the $2 million objective.
Back in April, Taylor was convicted of for preying on children and for the possession of child pornography. When the news broke out, Fogle denied having any knowledge of the matter, explaining that he was “shocked to learn about the disturbing allegations.” Two months later, Jared Fogle’s home was raided by the FBI upon learning that he, too, played a role in child exploitation. Since then, Subway has cut off all ties with the spokesperson.