Netflix is giving users an inside look at the college admissions scandal.
In 2019, a scandal involving wealthy parents, involving actresses Felice Huffman and Lori Loughlin – allegedly bribed her to secure admission to elite universities across the United States.
The scandal, dubbed Operation Heritage Blue, will be examined in Netflix’s upcoming documentary “Operation Heritage Blues: The College Admin Scandal,” which dropped its first trailer on Monday.
The documentary will dramatically entertain conversations that scandal leader Rick Singer had with clients as well as the FBI.
Emmy nominee Matthew Modine will play the lead singer. Modine is the only cast member currently listed on Netflix, so it’s not clear who will play Loughlin or Huffman, although both appear in news coverage clips, such as Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
The trailer revealed that “Modine’s singer has explained his plot and ensured college admissions for different students through” Student Doors “.
The trailer also mentions several fishy school applications involved in the scandal, including “five-foot-five men’s basketball players.” [and] A high school chair leader who looks like a lacrosse player. ”
“In America, we love the rich and we hate the rich,” says one observer. “They hate us and they attract us.”
The dramatic clips included the singer’s arrest – which in the trailer claims he planned to seduce more than 700 people into college – and other properties raided by the FBI.
The documentary is directed by Chris Smith, behind Netflix’s “Fair”, which reviews the Dirty Fair Festival defeat in 2019. Smith also served as executive producer on “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”
As the scandal unfolded, Huffman, 58, pleaded guilty in May 2019 to paying 15 15,000 to an admissions consultant, so that a protector could correct his eldest daughter’s answers in the SAT exam.
He spent 11 days in a California prison. Huffman also received a one-year trial, was ordered to perform 250 hours of community service and pay a 30,000 fine.
In August 2020, Loughlin, 56, and Giannulli, 57, pleaded guilty to paying Singer $ 500,000 to recruit their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, to the University of Southern California staff team. ۔ Both never took part in the game.
Loughlin, 56, was released on December 28 from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, after serving a two-month sentence.
In his plea agreement, Loughlin agreed to two months of service and two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service, as well as a $ 150,000 fine.
Giannoli was sentenced to five months in prison, two years of probation and a fine of $ 250,000 with 250 hours of community service. He is due to be released from prison on April 17.
On Singer’s behalf, he pleaded guilty to charges including forgery, money laundering and fraud, as well as agreeing to cooperate with the government’s investigation. The singer has not yet been convicted.
“Operation University Blues: The College Admission Scandal” will air on Netflix from March 17.