Lawyer gets 1 month for paying to rig daughter’s ACT exam

BOSTON (AP) — The former chairman of a global law firm has been sentenced to one month in prison for paying $75,000 to rig his daughter’s ACT exam.

Fifty-three-year-old Gordon Caplan, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was sentenced in Boston’s federal court Thursday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.

Authorities say he paid $75,000 to have a test proctor fix his daughter’s ACT exam answers in 2018. His daughter did not know about the scheme.

Prosecutors were asking for eight months in prison and a $40,000 fine. Caplan’s lawyers said he deserved no more than 14 days in prison, a fine and community service.

A Sept. 26 filing from Caplan’s lawyers said he “allowed himself to fall prey to his own ego and ambitions for his children.”

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