Home TV Netflix release the full trailer for documentary on the college admissions scandal

Netflix release the full trailer for documentary on the college admissions scandal

Operation Varsity Blues joins the streaming giant on March 17

Operation Varsity Blues | Netflix

Netflix have released the full trailer for their documentary on the college admissions scandal.

Back in August, 50 parents were charged in connection with the college admissions scheme – which allowed parents to pay sums of money to secure spots for their children at top-ranked schools.

Well-known faces involved in the scandal included Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, who were all sentenced to jail time.

Operation Varsity Blues will follow the man in the centre of the 2019 scandal, Rick Singer, who plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and obstruction of justice.

The documentary combines interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Rick Singer and his clients.

The film comes from Chris Smith, who has previously worked on documentaries such as Fyre and Tiger King, and is set for release on March 17.

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in jail for her role in the scandal, but only served 11 days.

The actress received a jail sentence after she admitted to paying admissions consultant Rick Singer $15,000 to fix Sophia’s SAT answers.

Felicity and her daughter Sophia

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in May of 2020.

Lori served less than two months in jail, and was ordered to pay a $150,000 fine and complete 100 hours of community service.

Mossimo was handed a longer sentence of five months, a fine of $250,000, and he’s also been ordered to complete 250 hours of community service.

The fashion designer is currently serving his five months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, California – and he’s set for release in April 2021.

Lori and her daughter Olivia | Instagram