Tuesday, February 16, 2016

US Marshals arresting people for not paying their federal student loans

Seven U.S. Marshals armed with automatic weapons arrested a Texas man for not paying a $1,500 student loan from three decades ago, he claims.

Paul Aker said he was surprised at his Houston home on Thursday by seven people in combat gear.

"They grabbed me, they threw me down," the 48-year-old Aker told the Daily News on Tuesday. "Local PD is just standing there."

Aker said he didn't receive any notice or warning about the loan, which he received in 1987 at Prairie View A&M University.

The U.S. Marshals said later in court that they had the firepower because Aker had a gun, but he disputes that.

"But you were already at my door," he said. "It was because they knew I was a registered gun owner.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/u-s-marshals-arresting-people-not-paying-student-loans-article-1.2533153

http://www.fox26houston.com/news/local-news/92232732-story

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