Federal Judge Slams DeVos and Education Department for Violating Order and Weighs Sanctions | Washington Post
A federal judge blasted Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for flagrantly violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students, an infringement that could result in fines or other sanctions.
No, Betsy DeVos is Not Going to Jail | USA Today
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is unlikely to go to jail, but the internet might have you think otherwise. The furor online stems from a case involving the now-defunct Corinthian College, a for-profit college that closed in 2015. The U.S. Department of Education had been ordered to stop collecting on the federal loans of students who attended the school. But the departmentdisclosed it had continued to garnish wages and seize tax returns of hundreds of borrowers.
Judge Warns DeVos: ‘I’m Not Sending Anyone to Jail Yet’ But It’s An Option | The Hill
A federal judge in San Francisco rebuked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for continuing to collect debt payments from students after she had been ordered to stop by a court order, Bloomberg reports. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim was far from happy with DeVos in a hearing that took place Monday in San Francisco.
Judge Threatens Betsy DeVos with Jail for not Adhering to Court Order on Student Loan Debts | Salon
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was threatened with jail time after continuing to collect student loan debts from individuals whose loans to a scandal-ridden and bankrupt for-profit college were legally voided. “I’m not sure if this is contempt or sanctions,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim reportedly told Education Department lawyers Monday at a hearing in San Francisco. “I’m not sending anyone to jail yet, but it’s good to know I have that ability.”
Is Betsy DeVos Going To Jail? | Forbes
U.S. Magistrate Sallie Kim told U.S. Department of Education attorneys that she is “astounded” that the Education Department violated her court order and still collected on student loan debt from students who were allegedly defrauded by Corinthian Colleges, a large for-profit college that closed on April 27, 2015, according to reporting from Bloomberg.
Judge Threatens Betsy DeVos With Jail In Student Loan Case | Forbes
A 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. By way of background, in 2016 the Obama administration finalized rules for the Borrower Defense to Repayment program. This program was created to allow federal student loan borrowers to request loan forgiveness on the basis that their school engaged in unfair, deceptive, or illegal practices.
Trump’s Education Chief in Hot Seat Over Student-Debt Collection | Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos faces potential sanctions or a finding she’s in contempt of court for continuing to collect on the debt of former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc., going so far as seizing their tax refunds and wages.
DeVos Violated a Court Order to Stop Collecting on the Debts of Corinthian College Students. Now, They Want her Held in Contempt. | The Washington Post
Despite a court order barring the Education Department from collecting on the federal student loans of former Corinthian College students, the agency continued to pursue the debts. Some former students of the defunct for-profit college had their paychecks garnished. Others had their tax refunds seized by the federal government.
Students Ask Judge to Hold DeVos in Contempt Over Debt Collection | The Hill
Students from the now-defunct Corinthian College have asked a federal judge to hold Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for pursuing their debts despite a court order prohibiting their collection, The Washington Post reported Friday.
Billionaire Betsy, Champion of Scamming Colleges Everywhere | Chicago Sun Times
At this point, we actually expect Betsy DeVos to stand in the way of student loan relief for young people who are buried under a mountain of loan debt. She clearly believes that’s part of her job as U.S. secretary of education.