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Lori Loughlin’s college admission scandal is getting a documentary

Netflix will release a new documentary about the college scandal

Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. At far right is her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli.
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Netflix will be releasing a new documentary that will offer a look at the man behind the college admissions scandal — Rick Singer.

The documentary — titled “Operation Varsity Blues,” which was the real-life name of the FBI operation that led to arrests and multiple court cases — will use actor recreations of the FBI’s wiretap operation.

  • Per Deadline, here’s a description of the project: “An examination that goes beyond the celebrity-driven headlines and dives into the methods used by Rick Singer, the man at the center of the shocking 2019 college admissions scandal, to persuade his wealthy clients to cheat an educational system already designed to benefit the privileged.”

According to E! Online, Netflix said the documentary will use “an innovative combination of interviews and narrative recreations of the FBI’s wiretapped conversations between Singer and his clients.”

  • The college admissions scandal sent actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin to prison.
  • The documentary will focus on how Singer persuaded parents such as Huffman and Loughlin to help their children cheat with their way into colleges.

Chris Smith — who put together the “Tiger King” series — will team with Jon Karmen — who helped Smith with the Fyre festival documentary — on the scandal documentary, according to Deadline.

What happened to Singer?

Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and other charges, according to The Associated Press, He is expected to testify in defendants' trials. However, he has not been sentenced yet, according to The Associated Press.

When does it come out?

“Operation Varsity Blues” debuts on March 17, at 1 a.m. MT.