August 17, 2012

Feds want $122,000 in unpaid student loans from D’Angelo Lee, who’s in prison for role in City Hall corruption case

A familiar name has resurfaced, once again as the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the federal government: D’Angelo Lee.

Yes, that D’Angelo Lee — the former Dallas City Plan Commissioner convicted in 2009 of extortion in the federal case that also sent Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill to prison for a long, long time. Hill got 18 years; Lee, the man who helped him shake down low-income housing developers wanting to do business in southern Dallas, received 14. Since May 2010, Lee’s been doing his time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Safford, Arizona, a low-security facility. Records say he’s due to be released on April 14, 2022.

But the feds aren’t done with Lee just yet: As you’ll note below, yesterday in Dallas federal court the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed suit against Lee in the hopes of collecting $122,730.46 in unpaid student loans. That’s how much the Department of Education says Lee owes per Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Around $28,000 of that dates back to loans taken out in the early and mid-1990s, when the L.A. native Texas Two-Stepped to Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, from which he would eventually receive his master of divinity degree. Records say he never paid back a penny of that loan, on which the interest now stands at $23,707.97.

According to Department of Education records also filed in federal court Wednesday, in ’02 he took out a second direct consolidation loan, this one in the amount of $46,897.15. Interest on that unpaid loan now stands at $23,875.20. And it continues to grow at the rate of 5.25% per annum. Records indicate the Department of Education began tallying up his debts in mid-July. And now the feds want to get paid

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