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The Associated Press results that former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is appealing his almost 16-year prison sentence.

Fogle came to prominence when he lost an enormous amount of weight eating mostly Subway sandwiches, a feat that earned him a longtime and lucrative gig as a spokesman for the sandwich chain, recently was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison after pleading guilty to charges of trafficking in child pornography and having sex with underage prostitutes.

The argument is that the prison term imposed by the judge in the case was longer than the 12 and a half years recommended by prosecutors under a plea agreement; the judge could have given him a 50 year sentence. His term is to be served in a federal prison in Littleton, Colorado, that specializes in treatment of sex offenders.

Fogle also will have to pay a $175,000 fine and submit to a lifetime of post-prison supervision as a sex offender.
KC's View:
Personally, I think Fogle is just lucky that "throw away the key" wasn't a phrase included in the sentencing statement by the judge.