Elite Manhattan lawyer becomes the second person to plead guilty in US college admissions scandal

Mail Online | 4/6/2019 | Reuters
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The former co-chairman of law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher on Friday became the second parent to say he would plead guilty to participating in what prosecutors call the largest college admissions scam uncovered in U.S. history.

Gordon Caplan, who the New York-based firm said is no longer a partner, is among 50 people accused by federal prosecutors in Boston of engaging in schemes that involved cheating on college exams and paying $25 million in bribes to secure their children's admission at well-known universities.

Parents - Actresses - Felicity - Huffman - Lori

Thirty-three parents, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, are charged with participating in the scheme in hopes of getting their children into universities including Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

Caplan, who along with the others was charged on March 12, in a statement announcing his plans to plead guilty, said he was 'deeply ashamed of my behavior and my actions.'

Prosecutors - Plea - Talks - Defendants - Wednesday

Prosecutors have been holding plea talks with other defendants. On Wednesday, packaged food entrepreneur Peter Sartorio became the first parent to say he would plead guilty.

Two others, California businessman Devin Sloane and marketing executive Jane Buckingham, have said they are in talks...
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