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This Week’s Pro Bono Success Story

September 8, 2010

An Air Force airman in Oklahoma discovered that his checking account had been frozen and the money seized by a collection agency. It turns out that the airman’s cosigner on the account had been sued on a debt, and the creditor attached the checking account even though the cosigner had never utilized the account or deposited any money into it. The account was solely used for deposit of the airman’s military pay, and now he had no access to his money, threatening his ability to support his family. His JAG was unsuccessful in convincing the creditor to return the money, so the Military Pro Bono Project located an Oklahoma attorney who, within a few hours, was able to get the collection agency to issue a check to the airman for all of money wrongfully taken from the account.

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