Two more high-fliers plead guilty in college bribe scandal

Lawyer Gordon Caplan, centre, admitted paying $75,000 to game his daughter's ACT score to slide into an elite university. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A high-flying legal eagle and the owner of a posh Napa Valley vineyard are the latest to plead guilty to greasing their children’s way into university.

The college cheating scandal has implicated scores of wealthy parents, including Full House star Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman.

Lawyer Gordon Caplan admitted paying $75,000 to game his daughter’s ACT score to slide into an elite university.

He has since left his role as the co-chairman of the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm in New York.

Also pleading guilty was Quintessa winery owner Agustin Huneeus who copped to paying $300,000 to guarantee his daughter got into college.

Quintessa winery owner Agustin Huneeus, centre, copped to paying $300,000 to guarantee his daughter got into college. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The duo pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. They will be sentenced in October.

Prosecutors are recommending a short prison sentence for Caplan and 15 months in the slammer for the wine impresario.

So far, the feds have charged 50 people in Operation Varsity Blues. The scheme’s organizer cooperated with the government and helped wiretap some of the suspects.

William “Rick” Singer made around $25 million orchestrating the well-heeled cheating scheme.

Mein host! Quintessa winery owner Agustin Huneeus will unlikely be knocking back vintages in prison.

The scam helped rich kids cheat on exams, bogus buff their CVs and creating false athletic profiles.

Caplan manned up last month and said his daughter was oblivious to the scheme.

 

 

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