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Coaches, celebrities appear in LA courtroom after being charged in college cheating scandal

More than a dozen colleges coaches, high-powered executives and celebrities appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday after being charged in a wide-ranging cheating and bribery scheme designed to get their children into good colleges.
Actress Felicity Huffman, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo and former USC assistant women’s soccer coach Laura Janke were among the defendants taken into custody across Southern California.
By mid-afternoon, they were in front of a federal judge in downtown Los Angeles.
Also appearing in court on Tuesday were Igor Dvorskiy, a Sherman Oaks resident who runs private schools in Los Angeles; I-Hin “Joey” Chen, a warehousing and shipping industry operator from Newport Beach; Robert Flaxman, a real estate developer living in Laguna Beach; and Michelle Janavs, a former food industry executive from Newport Coast, among a slew of others.
All waited on benches behind a glass wall in the holding area for defendants as Judge Alexander MacKinnon called them up one by one to determine whether any were a flight risk and the amount of bail they’d have to pay.
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