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Friday, February 19, 2016

An Unpaid Student Loan Comes Back To Haunt Houston Man

In this screen grab from Houston Fox 26, Paul Aker describes how he was arrested by U.S. Marshals for his student loan debt. (Screenshot)

In this screen grab from Houston Fox 26, Paul Aker describes how he was arrested by U.S. Marshals for his student loan debt. (Screenshot)

Paul Aker got a rude awakening when U.S. Marshals arrested him last week. Aker owed $1,500 in student loans and he had been summoned to appear in court. When he failed to show up, he was arrested.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with student loan expert┬áMark Kantrowitz, who is publisher of the scholarship website Cappex.com, about this case and why the U.S. Marshals were called.

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