STOCKTON, CA– An outraged California man named Kenneth Wright is claiming that the United States Department of Education raided his home early in the morning, dragging him out in his underwear asking him questions about his and his estranged wife’s unpaid college loans.
As it turned out, the agents were investigating Wright’s wife for possible financial fraud. She was not present for the 6am raid.
“They put me in handcuffs in that hot patrol car for six hours, traumatizing my kids,” Wright said.
U.S. Department of Education spokesman Justin Hamilton said the agents that served the search warrant were with the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), not local S.W.A.T.
The federal search warrant is sealed by the courts, but the copy given to Wright said the Department of Education and its Office of the Inspector General are investigating the Wrights for financial aid fraud. The search allowed for the seizure of any student financial aid documents, W2 forms and electronic communications.
“All I want is an apology for me and my kids and for them to get me a new door,” Wright said.