A dad hanged his head in shame as he spoke out about the college scam that shocked the country. Gordon Caplan, a high-powered New York attorney, was the first parent caught up in the college admissions scandal to speak publicly. “I'm deeply ashamed and terribly sorry,” he said outside Boston federal court. He pleaded guilty to paying $75,000 so his daughter could cheat on the ACT. "I'm really sorry to my daughter, who I love more than anything in the world, knew nothing about this," Caplan said.