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Feds Mysteriously Raid Home of Woman Over Incident Involving Federal Funds

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By HVnews on June 8, 2011

Everyone knows it’s important to pay back their student loans in time to avoid any unfortunate consequences. The Department of Education has a wide variety of choices to exercise on people who default on their loans, including taking tax refunds, taking federal benefits and filing lawsuits. But that’s for the people that just default on their loans.

For others who engage in criminal activities, there are certain powers that the Department of Education can call upon to bring people to justice. According to News10,

“The Office of the Inspector General is a semi-independent branch of the education department that executes warrants for criminal offenses such as student aid fraud, embezzlement of federal aid and bribery, according to Hamilton. The agency serves 30 to 35 search warrants a year.”

But an incident in Stockton, California has caused confusion among media sources as the initial reports of such a warrant being issued were erroneous.

Kenneth Wright was just hanging out in his boxers at 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning when a team of federal agents busted in through his front door looking for Wright’s estranged wife. The officers took Wright outside by his neck and handcuffed him on the lawn. They then proceeded to put him in a patrol car with his three young children, aged 3, 7, and 11. Wright was forced to remain in the back of the patrol car for six hours as the Feds went looking for his wife.

According to Yahoo!:

Education Department Press Secretary Justin Hamilton said in a statement to The Lookout that the department “does not execute search warrants for late loan payments.” Hamilton said the department cannot comment on this particular case until the investigation is over, but did add that the claim the warrant was executed for late loan payment is untrue. The raid was related to a criminal investigation of Wright’s wife.

Though the DOE has the power to exercise search warrants against criminals who tamper with federal aid funds, it doesn’t have the right to traumatize a man and his three young children for the actions of an estranged wife. After being embarrassed on his own lawn and having his kids so pained , Kenneth Wright only wanted an apology and a new door for his house.

No response as of yet if the DOE will be providing Wright with either of the things he’s asked for.

If you didn’t have an incentive to repay those student loans before, remember that the Department of Education has guys that can kick your door in .

Also, check out the Department of Education’s logo — it’s starting to look a bit like a Whomping Willow.

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