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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 05:17 AM

DONALD TRUMP'S LATEST JUDGE NOMINEE STEVEN MENASHI BOASTED ABOUT VIOLATING PRIVACY LAWS AS BETSY DEV [View all]

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A judicial nominee who faces a Senate confirmation vote on Thursday allegedly boasted about breaking privacy laws while working as a legal council to Betsy DeVos' Department of Education.

The New York Times claimed it acquired a memo that disclosed how Steven Menashi helped devise an illegal effort to use Social Security data to deny debt relief to students cheated out of thousands of dollars from the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges, Inc.

A 2018 order prevented DeVos and her department from trying to chase former students of the university chain for student loan debts after it was ruled that the for-profit chain misled them.

Last month, DeVos was held in contempt of court and her department was fined $100,000 after it was revealed that upwards of 16,000 former students continued to be chased for debts. Funds were either paid by or seized from over 5,000 of them.

https://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-latest-judge-nominee-steven-menashi-boasted-about-violating-privacy-laws-report-1470378

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