Chicago appeals court to hear ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s appeal

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INDIANAPOLIS  — A federal appeals court in Chicago has set a May hearing for former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle’s appeal of his more than 15-year sentence in a child sex abuse and pornography case.

Fogle’s attorneys and federal prosecutors will go before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals May 20 to present their arguments for and against the Indiana man’s bid for a shorter sentence.

Fogle was sentenced in November to 188 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count each of distributing and receiving child pornography and traveling out of state to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

His attorneys say a federal judge abused her authority by giving Fogle a sentence three years longer than the maximum prosecutors had sought.

Prosecutors say the judge acted properly.

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