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A once-acclaimed attorney who paid $75,000 to cheat on daughter's ACT sentenced to 1 month in prison [View all]

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A once-acclaimed attorney who paid $75,000 to cheat on daughter's ACT sentenced to 1 month in prison

By Eric Levenson, CNN
Updated 2012 GMT (0412 HKT) October 3, 2019

(CNN) A former high-powered attorney at an international law firm was sentenced Thursday to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to falsely boost his daughter's ACT score as part of the college admissions scam, the federal prosecutor in Massachusetts announced.

Gordon Caplan, 53, is the fourth parent to be sentenced to prison time in the scam that has led to charges against 35 parents. Prosecutors had asked that Caplan be sentenced to eight months in prison.

The broad admissions scam consisted of a test-cheating scheme and an athlete recruitment scheme, and those who participated in the test-cheating scheme have gotten lower sentences.

The actress Felicity Huffman, who paid $15,000 to participate in the test-cheating scheme, was sentenced to two weeks in prison. Meanwhile, Stephen Semprevivo and Devin Sloane, who paid to get their children into prominent universities under the guise that they were recruited athletes, were each sentenced to four months in prison.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/03/us/gordon-caplan-college-admissions/index.html

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Related: Fourth Parent Sentenced to Prison in College Admissions Case (U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Massachusetts)

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