In the case of college admissions cheating in the United States, a high profile co-chairman of a law firm in the US is one parent that is admitting to fraud. This underscores the money that has been involved in this case. This lawyer, Gordon Caplin, according to the WSJ, written by Korn, paid a test fixer names William Singer, $75,000 (Singer has pleaded guilty to 4 counts of crimes in this scandal according to the FBI), who then paid a test proctor to gain access to an elite university.
It is not understood just what this lawyer, Caplin will be fined or what penalties he would pay if he does in fact plead guilty. The Wall Street Journal reported that a number of the 50 people of which 33 parents are talking to the FBI are negotiating bargain for information ….. the FBI may have more cases.
This scandal comes on the heals of similar scandals in the US as elite basketball teams and other sports teams in colleges have seen arrests for fixing SAT and GMAT tests to get top players in the best schools. The problem with these scandals is that they involve respected testing associations that the top schools rely on. Hence the investigations by the FBI and other agencies.