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Lawyer, vintner plead guilty in college admissions case

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A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme.

Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The Greenwich resident was charged with paying $75,000 to get someone to correct the answers on his daughter’s ACT exam after she took it.

Related: Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in admissions scam May 13

Huneeus’ family owns vineyards in California’s Napa Valley and in Oregon. Authorities say he agreed to pay $300,000 to rig his daughter’s SAT score and have her designated as a water polo recruit to the University of Southern California.

They are among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty. Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty last week.

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