Police State: US Marshals Arrest Students For Failing To Pay Back Loans

US Marshal's begin arresting students who fail to pay back their student loans

US Marshals in Houston have begun arresting students who have failed to pay back their student loans. 

Former student Paul Aker has confirmed that he was arrested last week in his home for failing to pay back a $1500 federal student loan he received in 1987.

Fox26houston.com reports:

He says seven deputy US 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.

Congressman Gene Green says 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.

Our reliable source with the US Marshal in Houston say Aker isn’t the first and won’t be the last.

They have to serve anywhere from 1200 to 1500 warrants to people who have failed to pay their federal student loans.

  • Pauline Williams

    This news piece does not tell the entire story. Paul failed to pay a $1500 student loan debt that resulted in the federal government pursuing him via a collections agency. As the collection escalated, the case went to court where Paul failed to appear several times. This resulted in a warrant for failure to appear and as this was a federal case, marshalls were required to find him to fulfill the bench warrant.