As Lori Loughlin moves closer to her upcoming trial for her alleged participation in the ongoing college admissions scam, some are taking a closer look at the government's treatment of the former "Fuller House" actress.

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

In an interview with Fox Business that was shared via Yahoo! Finance, senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano discussed what has transpired for the "When Calls the Heart" star.

While discussing Loughlin's second indictment, which Napolitano also referred to as a "revenge indictment," the judge stated that the actress had been hit with the subsequent charges after failing to plead guilty. If she had taken that step, she reportedly would have been ordered to serve 30 days in jail, which is what "almost everybody else in the case got."

Now, he said, she could potentially face "very serious hard time."

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Prior to the judge's comments, reports surfaced that stated that Loughlin had started taking various steps behind the scenes in order to prepare for her upcoming trial. After developing a new "concern" regarding her potential sentence, it has been said that she started taking a "grueling" step. Additionally, it has also been said that she has been making an intentional effort to avoid a certain "challenge" as she faces a "possible showdown" in court.

At this time, both Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty. It has also been said that they believe they have a "secret weapon" to prove their innocence. However, prosecutors allegedly are in possession of an incriminating email sent by Giannulli to his accountant.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli
"Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among 50 people indicted in the college bribery scandal. AFP/Joseph Prezioso