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  Judge Threatens Betsy DeVos With Jail In Student Loan Case
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Last EditedRP  Oct 08, 2019 04:54pm
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AuthorAdam Minsk
News DateTuesday, October 8, 2019 02:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA federal judge has tacitly threatened Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos with jail for her ongoing failure (or refusal) to comply with court orders in a student loan case.

As part of the 2018 court ruling on the collapse of for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges, the federal judge ordered DeVos and the Department of Education to cease all collections activities on federal student loans used to attend Corinthian schools, given that they would likely be eligible for discharge under Borrower Defense to Repayment.

DeVos ignored the ruling, and the Department of Education continued to pursue defaulted former Corinthian students. The Department continued to garnish people's wages and intercept their federal tax refunds, depriving them of critical sources of income in direct violation of the 2018 court order.
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