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After Bigamy: the 2-Timer’s Student Loans

CHARLOTTE, Mich. (CN) - A bigamist married an unsuspecting woman "for the sole or primary purpose of coercing her into co-signing on his student loans," but when she got her marriage to the two-timer annulled, Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo continued to dun her for his debts, she says in a complaint against all three of them.

Karen Johnson says annulled her marriage to Mohamed Bubu Kebbeh when she discovered he was a bigamist.

She informed his lenders of it, but it made no difference to Sallie Mae or Wells Fargo Education Finance, she says.

Johnson says the Eaton County Court granted the annulment, called the marriage void ab initio, and "ordered [that] defendant Kebbeh assume sole responsibility for any and all student loans incurred during the alleged marriage, to remove Plaintiff Karen Johnson as co-signer on such loans, and to indemnify Ms. Johnson from any liability relating to such loans."

Johnson says she sent both Sallie Mae and Wells Fargo the court judgment and asked them to remove her name from any of Kebbeh's student loans.

But they wouldn't do it.

Johnson says all three defendants - the two-timer and both lenders - are continuing to inflict economic harm upon her. She seeks restitution, damages for fraudulent inducement, declaratory relief and an injunction.

The Lothario borrowed $25,000 from Sallie Mae and $9,000 from Wells Fargo, Johnson says. She is represented in Eaton County Court by Brian Morley with Fraser Trebilcock Davis & Dunlap, of Lansing.

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