The U.S. Marshals Service in Houston, Texas is arresting people for not paying their outstanding federal student loans. The Federal Law Enforcement Agency stated they will have to serve anywhere from 1200 to 1500 warrants to people who have failed to pay their federal student loans.
Paul Aker said he was arrested at his home last week for a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987. Aker said seven deputy U.S. Marshals showed up at his home with guns and took him to federal court where he had to sign a payment plan for the 29-year-old school loan.
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Congressman Gene Green stated that the federal government is now using private debt collectors to go after those who owe student loans. Green says as a result, those attorneys and debt collectors are getting judgements in federal court and asking judges to use the US Marshals Service to arrest those who have failed to pay their federal student loans.
Sources with the US Marshal in Houston say Aker isn’t the first and won’t be the last.