Conflict Dooms Student Loan Group's Tax-Exempt Bid

Law360, New York (December 16, 2013, 6:37 PM EST) -- The U.S. Tax Court refused Monday to grant tax-exempt status to an organization that purports to investigate fraud in student loan programs, ruling the entity was more than likely set up to promote the personal agenda of its founder.

The decision is a blow to the Council for Education and its president and sole employee Harold Huggins, a disgruntled former University of California student with unpaid student loans who has for years challenged the Internal Revenue Service for 501(c)(3) status.

The Tax Court noted that the...
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