Leading up to Lori Loughlin's upcoming trial surrounding her alleged participation in the college admissions scandal, a lot has transpired that has led both the "Fuller House" actress and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, to their current charges.  

Here, we take a look back at some of the events that brought them to where they are. 

In 2019, Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying William "Rick" Singer $500,000 so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, could attend the University of Southern California (USC). Subsequently, they were each charged with mail and wire fraud, honest services mail and wire fraud, money laundering, and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery.

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After being faced with the charges, it was said that the "When Calls the Heart" star and her family were in "chaos" as they initially adjusted to the developments. Furthermore, sources have revealed that Olivia Jade's decision to return to YouTube in December caused further friction within the family, as the move was said to have been seen as a "big betrayal" by Loughlin. 

Throughout the following months, various experts have also discussed how they think the Netflix star should handle the upcoming trial and what results she may face.

While some have said she should face the "consequences," others have stated that she could have a harder time than "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman when it comes to gaining sympathy for her alleged involvement in the admissions scam. For her part, Huffman served a short prison sentence and has already started fulfilling her community service requirements

As for how Loughlin has reportedly started to prepare for her trial, insiders have stated that not only has she started to take "grueling" steps behind the scenes but that she has also actively worked to prevent the prosecution from "securing a conviction." Additionally, the TV personality's defense has also allegedly changed their strategy ahead of her trial

Moving forward, it has been said that prosecutors' recent recommendations could hint at her future and that her trial could ultimately be postponed due to "substantial evidence." 

olivia mossimo Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin attend the Malibu Lumber Yard grand opening held at the Malibu Lumber Yard on April 21, 2009, in Malibu, California. Photo: John Shearer/WireImage