Judge holds DeVos, Dep’t of Education in contempt for violating order to stop collecting from former Corinthian students

A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt for violating an order to stop collecting loan payments from former Corinthian Colleges students.The judge imposed a $100,000 fine on the Education Department for violating a preliminary injunction; the money will be used to compensate the 16,000 people harmed by the federal agency’s actions. In violation of the court to stop collecting on the loans of the former Corinthian students, the Department had the paychecks of some former students college garnished and seized tax refunds of others. The Department says that it has since refunded most of the affected people and that it will refund the others this week.

The Washington Post has the story, here.

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