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Authorities to Examine Airflow at New York Subways to Prepare for Possible Terrorism

New York City Subway.

New York City Subway.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Authorities are examining the airflow of tunnels in the New York subway to prepare for a potential biological chemical attack.

The massive study will involve a small device that authorities hope will play a big role in the event of a terrorist attack, CBS New York reports. 

“This is important information to help local authorities enhance their emergency preparedness for an event that might occur in the subway if there’s a release of biological material or a chemical material,” Dr. Donald Bansleb with Homeland Security said.

About 200 chemical tracers will be placed at dozens of subway stations across the city as part of a five-dat airflow test.

“This will tell us in real time data aerosol concentrations and the particle concentrations in the stations after we do the release,” laboratory engineer David Brown said.

“That will help authorities to predict boundaries of contamination if there is a release of a substance,” Bansleb said.

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Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Gets More Than 15 Years in Prison

jared fogle

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

A federal judge in Indianapolis sentenced  ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle Thursday to 15 years and eight months in prison for possession and distribution of child pornography and traveling across state lines for commercial sex with underage prostitutes,  Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star reports.

Prosecutors had asked for 12 1/2 years, the paper reported, but U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt said the advisory sentence range of 135 to 168 months “does not sufficiently account for the defendant’s criminal conduct.”

The paper reported:

Fogle’s voice cracked and he sobbed as he said, “Not a day will go by when I don’t think about what I did to (the victims).”

“Members of my family are also victims of my acts,” he said before noting that his wife will be a single mother.

“You gave your wife $7 million, so she’ll be OK,” the judge said, interrupting.

 

Secret Recordings Reveal Subway’s Jared Fogle Expressing Sexual Interest in Children

jared fogle

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Secret recordings have surfaced of former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle expressing sexual interest in children.

Aired on the daytime talk show “Dr. Phil,” the records captured Fogle talking about his desire for children.

“Early middle school is probably the best,” Fogle said in the recordings verified by CBS News. 

The recordings were captured by a former friend, Rochelle Herman-Walrond.

“I like all ages. That’s the thing I mean. It depends…who is ready for what. You know, who’s going to give you the glance,” he said in one of the recording.

In August, Fogle was indicted in on child porn and child sex charges.

Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Pleads Guilty in Child Porn Case, CNN Reports

Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has reached a plea agreement that would see him serve between five and 12½ years in prison for child pornography and having sex with a minor, CNN reports.

Fogle was expected to make an appearance in federal court on Wednesday.

CNN reports that court documents show that the charges against Fogle are tied to his relationship with Russell C. Taylor, the executive director of the Jared Foundation, who was arrested more than two months ago on federal child pornography charges.

CNN reported that court documents said:

  • Between 2011 and April 2015, Fogle received from Taylor multiple pornographic images of minors engaging in sexually explicit contact.
  •  Fogle had conversations with Taylor about the child porn, but instead of alerting authorities, he “chose to benefit from such production by obtaining access to a significant amount of such material.”
  • The images and videos were recorded by Taylor at his home through the use of hidden cameras.
  •  Between 2010 and February 2013, Fogle traveled from Indiana to New York to pay to have sex with minors.
  •  One victim told investigators she had sex with Fogle twice when she was 17 in exchange for money, once at the Plaza Hotel and once at the Ritz Carlton, both in New York City.
  • The same minor also said that Fogle had sex with her three other times before 2012, when she was 16.
  • Prosecutors say that text messages, travel records, hotel records and a search of Fogle’s home provided evidence of these arrangements.
  •  The same minor said Fogle had sex with another 16-year-old girl on another occasion.

Ex-Subway Pitchman Jared Fogle Expected to Plead Guilty to Child Porn Charges, CNN Reports

Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Jared Fogle, who was long the pitch guy for Subway sandwiches,  is expected to plead guilty to charges related to possession of child pornography,  CNN reports.

CNN cited “two law enforcement officials.”

Subway cut off its relationship with Fogle after authorities raided his home in Indiana.

Fogle’s attorney, Ron Elberger told CNN affiliate WXIN that he had no comment.

Subway Breaks Ties with Jared Fogle Following Child-Porn Investigation

Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Subway has ended its 15-year relationship with its pitchman Jared Fogle following an FBI raid at his Indiana home.

The investigation of Fogle is centered around child pornography accusations, just two months after his friend was arrested on charges of possessing hundreds of vile videos, the New York Daily News reports. 

Subway immediately scrubbed its website of Fogle’s presence.

Fogle’s attorney said his client is cooperating and has not been charged with a crime.

Subway and Jared Fogle have mutually agreed to suspend their relationship due to the current investigation,” the company announced.

Child Pornography Investigation Leads FBI to Subway’s Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle

Jared Fogle

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Popular Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, who purportedly lost more than 200 pounds eating sandwiches from the restaurant, has been raided by the FBI this morning.

Fox50 reports that the investigation involves child pornography.

The FBI declined to divulge any details.

The director of Fogle’s charitable foundation, the Jared Foundatoin, was arrested in a child pornography case earlier this year.

Neither Subway nor Fogle could be reached for comment.

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Are ISIS Militants Plotting to Strike NYC Subway? Security Increases After Threats Disclosed

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Claims by Iraq’s prime minister that ISIS militants have been planning to attack U.S. subways prompted officials in New York to increase surveillance and bag inspections at subways, the Associated Press reports.

But Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo emphasized that the threats are not verified. To show they are not afraid, they both rode trains Thursday.

“We have received information which, in the eyes of the United States government and the NYPD, is not verified. So what we’re doing is taking precautions until we have more information,” de Blasio said at a news conference after riding a subway under Manhattan.

Added Cuomo: “New York is more prepared than it has ever been.”

Iraq Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told journalists Thursday that militants planned to attack subways in New York and Paris.