Steven Senne, Associated Press
Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, to face charges as a result of a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

SALT LAKE CITY — Former “When Calls the Heart” star Lori Loughlin reportedly feels confident that she won’t see jail time, Fox News reports.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, would be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California, according to The Associated Press.

The couple’s attorneys asked that the prosecution turn over evidence against the couple. But, according to Fox News, Loughlin and Giannulli are now “much more optimistic about their chances of not going behind bars.”

  • “The more that (the attorneys) look at the alleged evidence against them, the better they feel about the case. Everyone is feeling more and more confident that this could end well for them,” a source told People magazine.

Loughlin hopes to move on from the scandal once it’s over, Fox News reports.

  • “A trial drags things out and she would like to move forward, which she can’t do until it goes to trial," the source told People magazine. "But still, she feels like she’s got a valid defense, and that when all the evidence comes out, that she won’t be found guilty.”

Some previous reporting backs up this idea. Loughlin was reportedly “agonizing” over the scandal and what it’s doing to her public image, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

But there were reports that Loughlin actually wanted to go to court since she feels it’ll help clear her name, as I reported for the Deseret News.

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  • “Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court. She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened,” according to People magazine.
  • “She doesn’t want to spend time in jail, but she knows that any sort of plea or conviction at this point will include jail time," a source told People magazine. "Her only chance of avoiding jail is to go to court and be found not guilty.”