Gordon Caplan Biography
Gordon Caplan (Gordon R. Caplan) is an American attorney presently facing criminal charges for fraud and bribery. Gordon is-Chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, now on leave.
In 2018, he was named American Lawyer’s “Dealmaker of the Year”. Later in March 2019, he was arrested and indicted as a parent participant in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud.
Gordon Caplan Age
He was born in 1966 in the United States. His information regarding his birth date is not available. He is 55 years old as of 2021.
Gordon Caplan family
He was born and raised in the United States. Information regarding his family is not available as he likes to keep his life private. However, his father-in-law was cable and telecommunications entrepreneur Richard Treibick. We will update this information as soon it is available.
Gordon Caplan Wife
Caplan is happily married to Amy Elizabeth Caplan. The couple lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Gordon Caplan kids
Caplan and his wife have one daughter but have not revealed her name.
Gordon Caplan Height
He stands at an average height. He appears to be quite tall in stature in his photos.
Gordon Caplan College Admission Scandal
On March 12, 2019, at 6:30, He was arrested by the FBI, and indicted as an alleged parent participant in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal, for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud. The U.S. Justice Department relied in part on a number of wiretapped telephone calls in which Gordon was taped secretly.
He appeared in Manhattan federal court, and he was released on $500,000 bail with strict travel restrictions. He was ordered to appear in Boston federal court on April 3, 2019.
His daughter had allegedly scored 22 (out of a possible 36) on an ACT college admission test practice exam, and Caplan allegedly discussed with his co-conspirator arranging for his daughter to fraudulently receive credit for a score in the 32 range on the test.
As part of the fraud, He is alleged to have arranged to have his daughter fake a learning “discrepancy”, in order for her to receive special permission to be given extended time and a separate room to take the ACT test. After obtaining it, she was allegedly permitted to take the test at a co-conspirator’s school in West Hollywood, California.
Caplan alleged co-conspirator, who has pled guilty, allegedly arranged for another conspirator, a bribed proctor, to “proctor” the daughter’s exam–and correct her wrong answers so that the daughter would be credited with the high score that He requested.
He was alleged to have paid $75,000 (set up to be tax-deductible, masked as a donation to the foundation of an alleged co-conspirator) in November and December 2018 to have two bribed proctors of the ACT test correct his daughter’s incorrect answers after she finished her exam, thereby improving her ACT test results by 10 points as she was applying to university.
It is alleged that he said to the co-conspirator, as reflected in a tape of one of his wiretapped calls: “To be honest, I’m not worried about the moral issue here”
Gordon Caplan Fired
He was placed on indefinite leave by Willkie Farr & Gallagher the day after he was arrested. The law firm also removed his photo and biography from its website.
Gordon Caplan Net Worth
Caplan likes to keep his personal life private, thus, he has not revealed information regarding his net worth. This information is under review will update it as soon as it is available.