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Lori Loughlin appears to be laughing through the pain as she walks in Boston with a huge smile amidst state prosecutors gunning for prison time.

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The 54-year-old was jovial as she was approached by a fan to sign an autograph.  She was happy to oblige and seemed eager to sign anything for the last of her remaining fans.

Lori looked chic in a camel 3/4 length jacket, grey tee, grey slacks, and tan boots.  She accessorized her Boston look with white sunglasses and a white leather bag.

The Full House actress was pictured walking down the sidewalk, one day ahead of her court hearing, where she is being accused along with her designer husband of paying large sums of money to buy their kids way into college.

The famous duo is accused of paying ringleader Rick Singer $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC by falsely claiming they would participate in the crew team.

However, Lori appeared completely unfazed by her pressing court appearance and was even smiling as she walked around Boston.  One thing is clear, she seems confident she won’t be facing prison time.

Her husband Mossimo Giannulli appeared to be more downcast walking down the street as he placed his hands in his pockets wearing a black leather jacket, dark denim, and black combat boots. He was walking with a bodyguard as he rolled his own luggage and carried his duffel bag outside their hotel.

Lori and her husband Giannulli are not the only Hollywood celebrities wrapped in the scandal. Felicity Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT scores so she could get into a university.

Although Lori appears jolly on the outside, the outcome of the case could be catastrophic for her.  TMZ reports that prosecutors are gunning for prison time even if a plea agreement is made.

“You can’t have people being treated differently because they have money. That’s how we got to this place. Every defendant will be treated the same.”