Caplan's Plea Deal With Prosecutors Calls for Prison Time

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The government agreed to recommend a term at the lower end of an 8- to 14-month range, plus a year of supervised release and a $40,000 fine.

Caplan's Plea Deal With Prosecutors Calls for Prison Time Gordon Caplan, former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, left, leaves the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston with his lawyer Joshua Levy, of Ropes & Gray, right, after his initial appearance in the college admissions bribery scandal April 3, 2019. Photo: Jack Newsham/ALM

Former law firm leader Gordon Caplan, television actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other people are set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts said Monday.

Caplan, the former Willkie Farr & Gallagher chairman, announced his intention to plead guilty last week. Caplan and Huffman are among 12 parents expected to be charged by information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, the prosecutors said. One parent will plead guilty to other charges.

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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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