Ex-Willkie Farr Chair Gets 1 Month For 'Varsity Blues' Bribe

By Chris Villani (October 3, 2019, 12:44 PM EDT) -- Former Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP co-Chairman Gordon Caplan will spend one month behind bars for paying $75,000 to have a test proctor alter his daughter's ACT score as part of the nationwide college admissions case dubbed "Varsity Blues," a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday.

Caplan showed no outward emotion as the sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani. Speaking softly, the BigLaw attorney told the judge he made the "worst decision of his life" and said that he has wrestled with why he chose to commit this crime since his arrest. Caplan said he would never forgive...

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