Jared Fogle Files $57M Lawsuit

He says charge of conspiracy was unjust and he's owed millions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2018 2:47 PM CDT
In this Nov. 19, 2015, file photo, former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle arrives at the federal courthouse in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

(Newser) – Jared Fogle's latest odd move after being sent to prison for 15 years on a child porn conviction: He's suing the judges and prosecutors who sent him there, TMZ reports. Fogle, who has teamed up with two other inmates to file the civil suit, wants $57 million from the judges and prosecutors he's suing, claiming he was unjustly charged with conspiracy to receive pictures of minors. (In previous attempts to free himself from prison, Fogle has argued that the conspiracy charge does not apply to his crimes.)

Last week, Fogle also made another attempt to get himself freed, filing paperwork seeking a writ of habeas corpus from the federal court in Denver, Reuters reports. But he listed President Trump as a defendant, and a judge has given him 30 days to revise the paperwork—among other things, he needs to remove Trump and his sentencing judge as defendants.

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