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My answer is (D).

(A) The antecedent for "which" is unclear.
Also, with a comma before "playing", the logical noun for "playing" is interpreted as ”The Board of Directors“, but it is illogical to assume that the board played a kay role in the scandal.

(B) If "ended a turbulent era" is supposed to be parallel with "fired" and "put up", the sentence should read,
The Board of Directors of the popular publishing company has fired the C.E.O., put up the company for restructuring, and ended .... (A, B, and C. Not "A and B, and C")

(C) "sending" and "to implicate" are not parallel.

(D) No issues found. ”played" and "sent" are parallel.

(E) Written this way, we see the parallel in "ended", "played" and "implicated". But it is unlikely that whatever ended the ear also implicated the president himself.
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The Board of Directors of the popular publishing company has fired the C.E.O. and put up the company for restructuring, which ended a turbulent era for the firm, playing a key role in a campaign-finance scandal sending the President’s lawyer to jail and implicating the president himself.

A) which ended a turbulent era for the firm, playing a key role in a campaign-finance scandal sending the President’s lawyer to jail and implicating -> "which" doesn't have clear precedent. Incorrect.

B) and ended a turbulent era for the firm, which played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal that sent the President’s lawyer to jail and implicating -> sent and implicating are not parallel. Incorrect.

C) ending a turbulent era for the firm, which played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal sending the President’s lawyer to jail and to implicate -> Ending is better. But, sending and to implicate are not parallel again. Incorrect,

D) ending a turbulent era for the firm, which played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal that sent the President’s lawyer to jail and implicated -> -ing modifier and parallelism both are better here. Let's keep it.

E) which ended a turbulent era for the firm, played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal that sent the President’s lawyer to jail, and implicated -> Same as A. Incorrect.

So, I think D. :)
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IMO D .. took me 1.30

before the comma two things/actions happened the Board of Directors fired the CEO and put up the company for restructuring. Hence we would require Verb-ing after the comma that refers to the entire clause.
Hence we can eliminate A , E and B (this option is not parallel as well)

C) ending a turbulent era for the firm, which played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal sending the President’s lawyer to jail and to implicate - Parellism error marked in bold Sending and Implicate are not parellel.

D) ending a turbulent era for the firm, which played a key role in a campaign-finance scandal that sent the President’s lawyer to jail and implicated - Both are Verbs and in past tense----> parellel
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