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Gordon Caplan, center, arrives at federal court May 21, 2019, in Boston, where he is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. AP Photo: Michael Dwyer

Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher who pleaded guilty to working with a crooked college admissions consultant to rig his daughter’s ACT score, asked a Boston federal judge Thursday for a sentence of no prison time

Prosecutors have called for an eight-month sentence for Caplan, saying not only did he pay a $75,000 bribe so that his daughter’s test answers would be corrected by associates of corrupt consultant William “Rick” Singer, but he hired a lawyer to challenge the ACT’s decision to cancel her score. Eight months is the bottom of the guidelines range agreed to in Caplan’s guilty plea.

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Jack Newsham

Jack Newsham writes about the New York legal community and the business of law, including law firm finance and management and the battle for talent. Email him at [email protected] and find him on Twitter @thenewsham.

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