Judge overturns porn conviction of Jared Fogle associate

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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department shows former Jared Foundation executive director Russell Taylor. On Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt overturned the child pornography conviction of Taylor, an associate of disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, who had provided evidence that led to a criminal case against Fogle. (Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)

A federal judge has overturned the child pornography conviction of an associate of disgraced former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle who had provided evidence that led to a criminal case against Fogle.

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt ruled that the defense attorney for Russell Taylor was ineffective because attorney Brad Banks failed to challenge three charges not supported by the legal facts of the case against Taylor, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2015 for producing pornography.

The Indianapolis Star reports that Pratt vacated Taylor’s conviction, setting the stage for a possible new trial.

Fogle is serving a 15-year prison sentence.

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