Beaumont man sued over relative's unpaid student loans

Andrea Dearden Sep. 18, 2014, 2:47pm

A Beaumont man is being sued for allegedly not paying back nearly $35,000 in his relative's student loans.

National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-3 filed a lawsuit against Earl Bienemy Aug. 19 in Jefferson County District Court. 

Monique Bienemy agreed to borrow money from JPMorgan Chase Bank, according to the complaint, to fund her education at Prairie View A&M University for the 2006-07 school year. The loan, originated through the Student Loan Trusts, allegedly was guaranteed by Earl Bienemy.

The original loan allowed for a deferral period, after which Monique Bienemy allegedly agreed to begin repaying the money. National Collegiate says she failed to make payments, leaving the loan in default. 

National Collegiate alleges the guarantor, Earl Bienemy, is responsible for the unpaid balance of more than $34,000 but has failed to make any payments.

National Collegiate seeks a judgment for the full amount owed plus interest, and attorney and court costs. Attorney Michael J. Scott, of Carrollton, represents the National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2006-3.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E196-023

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it represents only one side of the story.

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