Ex-CFPB Student Loan Official Fights Navient Subpoena

By Jon Hill (December 5, 2018, 8:42 PM EST) -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's former student loan ombudsman who resigned in protest moved Tuesday to block Navient Corp. from deposing him in the agency's suit against the student loan servicing giant, saying that he's legally barred from testifying "even if he wanted to spill the beans about privileged and confidential matters arising from his government service."

Seth Frotman, a veteran CFPB staffer who accused agency leaders of having turned their backs on young consumers when he resigned earlier this year, asked a Pennsylvania federal court to quash a Navient subpoena seeking to depose him on what he described as a...

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