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Gordon Caplan, right, joined by his attorney Joshua Levy of Ropes & Gray, arrives at federal court in Boston on Thursday, Oct. 3, for sentencing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Photo: Steven Senne/AP

Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher, was sentenced to one month in federal prison Thursday for paying a college admissions consultant to rig his daughter’s ACT score.

U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani of the District of Massachusetts said the interests of general deterrence drove the need for Caplan to serve time behind bars. The sentence was below the eight months prosecutors asked for, but dashed Caplan’s hopes for a noncustodial sentence.

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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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