Netflix’s faculty admissions scandal documentary to premiere in March


Netflix is peeling the curtain again on what precisely led to the nation’s surprising faculty admission scandal which led to jail time for 2 actresses: Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman

The streaming service introduced on Monday that its upcoming documentary “Operation Varsity Blues”  directed Chris Smith goes to “take a deeper look” at Rick Singer, “the person on the middle of the scheme.”

Singer, a school admissions advisor, allegedly persuaded “his rich purchasers to cheat an academic system already designed to learn the privileged.”

“Operation Varsity Blues” is about to incorporate interviews and “narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations” that reportedly occurred between Singer and his purchasers. 

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Singer reportedly collected roughly $25 million from dozens of people over the course of practically a decade to bribe college coaches and directors into pretending their kids have been athletic recruits to make sure their admission into prime tier faculties, prosecutors say.

William 'Rick' Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Netflix announced on Monday that its upcoming documentary 'Operation Varsity Blues' directed  Chris Smith is going to 'take a deeper look' at Singer.

William ‘Rick’ Singer, entrance, founding father of the Edge Faculty & Profession Community, exits federal courtroom in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded responsible to fees in a nationwide faculty admissions bribery scandal. Netflix introduced on Monday that its upcoming documentary ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ directed Chris Smith goes to ‘take a deeper look’ at Singer.
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The Newport Seaside, Calif., businessman pleaded responsible in Boston federal courtroom in 2019 to fees together with racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. As part of his responsible plea, Singer mentioned he would pay no less than $3.four million to the feds, in line with The Boston Globe.

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Because the scandal went public, Huffman pleaded responsible in Might 2019 to paying an admissions marketing consultant $15,000 to have a proctor appropriate her older daughter’s solutions on the SAT examination. 

She served 11 days in a California jail. Huffman, 58, additionally acquired one 12 months of probation, was ordered to carry out 250 hours of neighborhood service and pay a $30,000 tremendous.

Felicity Huffman (R) leaves federal court with her husband William H. Macy (L) after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal in Sept. 2019. 

Felicity Huffman (R) leaves federal courtroom together with her husband William H. Macy (L) after she was sentenced in a nationwide faculty admissions bribery scandal in Sept. 2019. 
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In August 2020, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded responsible to fees stemming from $500,000 funds to Singer to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, recruited onto the College of Southern California’s crew group. The 2 had no means participated within the sport.

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Loughlin, 56, was launched from the Federal Correctional Establishment in Dublin, Calif., on Dec. 28 after finishing her two-month sentence. 

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among 50 people -- including coaches, powerful financiers, and entrepreneurs -- charged in a brazen plot in which wealthy parents allegedly schemed to bribe sports coaches at top colleges to admit their children.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have been amongst 50 individuals — together with coaches, highly effective financiers, and entrepreneurs — charged in a brazen plot wherein rich dad and mom allegedly schemed to bribe sports activities coaches at prime faculties to confess their kids.
(Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe through Getty Photographs)

In her plea settlement, Loughlin agreed to serve two months and pay a $150,000 tremendous together with two years of supervised launch and 100 hours of neighborhood service. 

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Giannulli, 57, was ordered to pay a $250,000 tremendous with two years of supervised launch and 250 hours of neighborhood service along with a five-month jail sentence. He’s slated to be launched from jail on April 17. 

Fox Information’ Jennifer Earl and Julie Musto contributed to this report.



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