A leading New York lawyer was “placed on a leave of absence” due to his arrest in the blockbuster college admissions cheating scandal that also snared actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, his firm said Wednesday.
In a statement, the white-shoe firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher cited the “widely reported” charges against co-chairman Gordon Caplan, 52.
“In light of the seriousness of the matter, Mr. Caplan has been placed on a leave of absence from the Firm and will have no further Firm management responsibilities,” the statement said.
The public relations company that released the statement didn’t immediately answer when asked if Caplan would continue to be paid while on leave.
Caplan and his lawyer declined to comment following a Tuesday appearance in Manhattan federal court, where he was released on $500,000 bond.
He’s due to appear in Boston federal court, where he faces conspiracy and fraud charges, on March 29.
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