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Scott Calls on DeVos to Testify About Stalled ‘Borrower Defense’ Claims after Judge’s Contempt Finding | Politico Pro

The chairman of the House education committee wants Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to testify about pending loan forgiveness claims by former Corinthian Colleges students after a federal judge last week held her in contempt and imposed a $100,000 fine for improperly collecting some of those loans.

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Judge Teaches Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a Lesson | Boston Globe

There are so many outrages to keep track of with the Trump administration, so many officials determined to gut the very departments they lead, that it’s hard to keep up. For example, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos still exists. Did you forget that or, like me, wish you could? This particular fox continues to guard a henhouse crammed with students battling soaring debts, a crushing burden that harms the entire economy.

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Federal Judge Holds Betsy DeVos In Contempt | Forbes

Many people may hold various members of Trump’s cabinet in figurative contempt, but Federal Judge Sallie Kim has held Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in literal contempt of court. The Department of Education will have to pay a penalty of $100,000 to a fund created for the benefit of students who attended schools operated and owned by the for-profit college conglomerate, Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

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Betsy DeVos is Fined $100,000 for Failing to Forgive Student Debt | Los Angeles Times

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was hit with a $100,000 fine for violating a judge’s order to stop debt collection efforts against former students at bankrupt Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite the order, the department went as far as seizing the students’ tax refunds and wages.

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DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute | Associated Press

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was held in contempt of court after a federal judge said she violated an earlier order to stop collecting loans from former students of a defunct for-profit college chain. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco, saying DeVos and the department made “only minimal efforts” to comply with a 2018 court order. Kim also fined the Education Department $100,000 and required the agency to make monthly reports to prove it is complying with the order.

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DeVos Held In Contempt Of Court; Ed Department Fined $100,000 In Student Loan Case | NPR

A federal judge has fined U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for contempt of court for failing to stop collecting loans from former students of a now-defunct chain of for-profit colleges. The court ruling orders the Education Department to pay a $100,000 fine. The judge said Devos had violated an order to stop collecting loans owed by students who had been defrauded by Corinthian Colleges.

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Betsy DeVos Held in Civil Contempt for Collecting on Student Loans | U.S. News and World Report

The finding is part of a class action lawsuit filed by Harvard University’s Project on Predatory Student Lending. In the ruling, Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco found that the Department of Education failed to show any reason that it should not be held in contempt. The judge fined the department $100,000 and ordered monthly reporting updates.

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Federal Court Holds DeVos in Contempt for Not Trying Very Hard to Stop Loan Collections From Defrauded Students | Slate

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was held in contempt by a federal judge Thursday for violating a court order to stop collecting loan repayments from thousands of students that were defrauded by a for-profit chain of colleges.

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Betsy DeVos Is Held in Contempt Over Judge’s Order on Loan Collection | New York Times

A federal judge said the education secretary had violated an order to stop collecting on loans owed by students from a now-defunct for-profit chain of colleges.

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Betsy DeVos Held in Contempt for Violating Court Order on Student Loan Collection | CNN Politics

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department of Education were held in civil contempt by a federal judge on Thursday and ordered to pay damages to student borrowers who took out loans to attend a now defunct for-profit college. The judge had previously ordered the Department of Education to stop collecting on the loans. But last month, the department admitted that more than 16,000 borrowers were incorrectly informed that they owed a payment on their debt after the court order. About 1,800 had their wages garnished and more than 800 were mistakenly subject to adverse credit reporting.

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