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US Marshals Arresting People for Not Paying Student Loans



    A Texas man says he was arrested and imprisoned by U.S. Marshals over a $1,500 student loan he received in 1987, Today reported.

    With interest over a 28-year period, Paul Aker's initial loan of $1,500 is now $5,700.

    U.S. Marshals say they attempted to seek repayment, sending Aker letters, certified mail and taping notices to his door. Aker said he only received a post card that he thought was "bogus" and didn't respond. NBC's Janet Shamlian reports.