‘Operation Varsity Blues’ will focus on Rick Singer, who is an advisory college at ‘Center for Planning’
Netflix is peeling back on the screen which actually led to the nation’s shocking college admissions scandal, which led to two actresses serving jail time: Lori Laughlin and Felicity Huffman.
The streaming service announced on Monday that its upcoming documentary “Operation Varsity Blues” directed by Chris Smith is going to “take a deeper look” at the “man at the center of the Rick Singer” scheme.
Singer, a college adviser, allegedly persuaded “to deceive an already-designed educational system to privilege his wealthy clientele.”
“Operation Varsity Blues” is set to include interviews and “narrative entertainment of the FBI’s wiretap conversations” that allegedly took place between Singer and his clients.
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The plaintiffs say Singer allegedly recovered nearly $ 25 million from dozens of people over a decade to bribe school coaches and administrators.
A Newport Beach, California., Businessman pleaded guilty in Boston federal court in 2019 to charges of conspiracy and obstructing justice. As part of his guilty plea, Singer said he would pay the players at least $ 3.4 million, according to Boston globe.
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Since the scandal became public, Huffman pleaded guilty in May 2019 to a consultant’s payment of $ 15,000, with Proctor correcting his elder daughter’s answers to the SAT exam.
She Served 11 days in California prison. Huffman, 58, also received one year of probation, was ordered to do 250 hours of community service and pay a $ 30,000 fine.
In August 2020, Laughlin and her husband Mosimo Giannulli pleaded guilty to charges involving payment of $ 500,000 to Singer to get their daughters, Olivia Z. and Isabella Giannulli, admitted to the University of Southern California’s crew team. Both had never participated in the game.
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Laughlin, 56, was released from the Federal Correctional Society in Dublin, California, on December 28 after serving a two-month sentence.
In his plea agreement, Laughlin agreed to pay for two months of service and two years of supervision and 100 hours of community service, along with a $ 150,000 fine.
Giannuli, 57, was ordered to pay a fine of $ 250,000 with two years of supervision and 250 hours of community service in addition to a five-month prison sentence. He To be released from prison on 17 April.
Granthshala News’ Jennifer Earl and Julie Musto contributed to this report.