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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:14 AM

seems lawyer's daughter is just learning her ACT scores were juiced "she'll think she's super smart"




The law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher said on Wednesday that Gordon Caplan had been put on a leave of absence following his charges
Caplan is accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it
In phone calls with the mastermind of the scheme, Caplan was adamant that his daughter take the test herself and repeatedly asked about the legality of it
Caplan ended up paying $75,000 in November or December 2018 to have Singer arrange a proctor who corrected her answers after she took the test

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6806027/Law-firm-Willkie-places-chairman-leave-college-fraud-bust.html

Caplan, a private equity attorney, was named 'Dealmaker of the Year' by American Lawyer magazine last year.

According to court documents, Caplan was apprehensive and said on a phone call with mastermind Rick Singer that it felt 'pretty weird'.

In another conversation, he said: 'If somebody catches this, what happens?'

He later said he worried his daughter would be 'finished' if she was found out.

'I'm not worried about the moral issue here. I'm worried about the, if she's caught doing that, you know, she's finished,' Caplan said in one call.

Later, once his daughter had been granted extra time, he expressed his apprehension again.

'Keep in mind I am a lawyer. So I'm sort of rules oriented. Doing this with you, no way - she's taking the test. It's her taking the test, right? There's no way... any trouble comes out of this, nothing like that?' he asked.

He was adamant that his daughter take the test herself and repeatedly asked questions the legality of the process. His wife, he said in one call, had become uncomfortable with it.

Singer assured him that his daughter would sit the test and that his company would perform 'the magic on the back end' of it.

Caplan ended up paying $75,000 in November or December 2018 to have Singer arrange a proctor who corrected her answers after she took the test, according to the affidavit.

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Reply seems lawyer's daughter is just learning her ACT scores were juiced "she'll think she's super smart" (Original post)
Demovictory9 Thursday OP
pnwmom Thursday #1
JI7 Thursday #9
blugbox Thursday #13
rusty quoin Thursday #2
UniteFightBack Thursday #7
Igel Thursday #12
dchill Thursday #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Thursday #4
BlueMTexpat Thursday #5
Tien1985 Thursday #6
obamanut2012 Thursday #10
scheming daemons Thursday #11
Igel Thursday #15
MagickMuffin Thursday #8
QC Thursday #14
yellowcanine Thursday #16

Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:24 AM

1. Kids with a diagnosis like dyslexia can get extra time on standardized tests.

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They're supposed to have documentation of their IEP with their school -- so I wonder what they did about that.

But the girl herself might not have understood why she was getting the extra time. On the other hand, the college would look at the new, high score and think she'd achieved it because she was a kid with a disability who'd had a chance to re-take the test with a legal accommodation of extra time.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:18 AM

9. parents with money regularly get doctors notes for these things

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:45 PM

13. Like bone spurs?

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:38 AM

2. It has always been this way.

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Response to rusty quoin (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:03 AM

7. This is true....ain't nothing new here...at all. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:35 PM

12. You speak from personal experience?

Or suspicion?

There's a difference.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:43 AM

3. "So I'm sort of rules oriented."

Uh-huh. Sort of...

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:21 AM

4. Oh, my.

I'm going to tell a story about the SAT II, the subject tests.

My son took biology in 9th grade and took the SAT II, the subject test in biology. When the scores came back he had a 770. Out of a max 800. I told him he needed to call his biology teacher and thank her. Yes, he'd worked hard, but I knew that she'd taught him a lot. And so he did.

Next year he took chemistry and took the SAT II for chemistry. When the scores came back, he had a 780. I told him he needed to call his chemistry teacher and tell him thank you. Which he did.

The following year he took physics, and took the SAT II for physics. When the scores came back he had an 800. He said, "Oh, there was one question I wasn't sure of. I guess I got it right."

I'm convinced that some day I will open the newspaper in October and I will see that so and so, and Poindexter Oglethorpe jr (very obviously not his real name) have gotten the Nobel Prize in physics, and I will call him up and say, "Junior! Why didn't you tell me about this?" and he'll reply, "Oh. I got a phone call from Sweden and I wan't sure what it was about."

If that actually happens, I trust his colleagues will make sure he makes it to Sweden for the ceremony.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:11 AM

5. Here is the crux

of the matter for these entitled b*****ds!

'I'm not worried about the moral issue here. I'm worried about the, if she's caught doing that, you know, she's finished,' Caplan said in one call.


They have no morals and no scruples whatsoever. The only wrong is in getting caught.

When there is no moral compass, this is what happens. What is tragic is that it is so blatant in the Current Occupant of the WH and all who aid, abet, support and defend him!

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:00 AM

6. Regarding the daughter

Giving the daughter the benefit of the doubt for a second, can you imagine being a teen, your parents get you tested because your grades are low, and you turn up with a learning disability? Then you receive an accommodation and take a life-determining test for multiple days. Wait for the results after being told all this new information about yourself, probably worrying, and you get a great score!

Only to find out later that the entire thing was a lie. I wonder if daddy will be as willing to pay for therapy.

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Response to Tien1985 (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:21 AM

10. I agree -- as the Feders said, most students didn't know

For most, this will be very embarrassing at best, and devastating at worst. I don't get the mean-spiritedness towards the majority of the kids on here. It's very GOP tbh.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:14 AM

11. Because the ones who falsely claimed on applications to being athletes KNEW they were lying

 

Lori Loughlin's daughter knew she didn't row in crew. She put it on her application anyway.


These entitled little shits are the future Eric and Ivanka Trumps of the world.

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Response to scheming daemons (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:49 PM

15. You're assuming she put anything on her application.

I'm not going to make that assumption.

When I was a teen I had a job. Through college I had a job. I filled out my first 1040-whatever form when I was 23. My father filled them out for me, I signed them.

Why think that the kids actually completed their own applications? Or that the application they completed was the one submitted? After all, it's likely that their college essay was rewritten if their SAT was essentially retaken.

Given the level of virtual reality Loughlin's daughter was put into, I have to wonder if she was ever contacted about crew.

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 09:13 AM

8. "I'm not worried about the moral issue here."


I believe you. You do NOT care about moral issues.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:46 PM

14. Yep. Pretty much sums up our ruling class. n/t

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Response to Demovictory9 (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:14 PM

16. This is how kids learn to hate their parents.

I feel sorry for the daughter.

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