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Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Conn., walks out of federal court Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in New York. Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Caplan, who is co-chairman of the international law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, was accused of paying $75,000 to get a test supervisor to correct the answers on his daughter's ACT exam after she took it. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
AP
March 14, 2019 - 3:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them...
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AP
March 13, 2019 - 4:35 pm
The company that has made billions selling the prescription painkiller OxyContin says it is considering bankruptcy as one of several possible legal options. Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma's statement comes as the first trial date nears in hundreds of lawsuits aiming to hold the company and others...
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AP
March 13, 2019 - 4:15 pm
The Connecticut attorney general's office is threatening to take a state lawmaker to court for failing to pay a $4,500 fine for election law violations that was levied a decade ago in connection with the 2006 election.
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This courtroom sketch shows Paul Manafort listening to Judge Amy Berman Jackson in the U.S. District Courtroom during his sentencing hearing, in Washington, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
AP
March 13, 2019 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced to a total of seven and a half years in prison Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his appeal for no additional time and rebuked him for his crimes and years of lies. Within minutes of the sentencing, prosecutors in...
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