KEY POINTS

  • Lori Loughlin apologized for making an "awful decision" to ensure her daughters' college admission
  • The "Fuller House" star was given a two-month prison sentence, 100 hours of community service, among others
  • Loughlin accepted the consequences of her action and is ready to make amends

Lori Loughlin addressed the court after being sentenced to two months in prison for her involvement in a college admission scheme. She admitted that she made an "awful decision." 

Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were charged after bribing Rick Singer and Key WorldWide Foundation. They paid $500,000 just so their daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannuli, 21, would be falsely designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team.

"I made an awful decision," she told the judge after she was sentenced, People reported.

"I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process. In doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass," she continued.

"I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality it only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments."

Loughlin also acknowledged that her already privileged daughters Olivia and Isabella received other help not available to other applicants. She admitted that her move to ensure her children's admission "exacerbate[d] existing inequalities in society, generally, and the higher education system."

"That realization weighs heavily on me and while I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward. I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption," she added.

The former "Full House" star said she would do her best to redeem herself and use the experience as a catalyst to do good. She ended her statement by apologizing and embracing the sentence given to her.

"Your Honor, I’m truly, deeply and profoundly sorry and I’m ready to accept the consequences and make amends. Thank you for your time," she concluded.

Both Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. They were also charged of money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud.

Loughlin was sentenced to two months in federal prison while her husband was given a five-month prison sentence. Aside from that, the "Fuller House" star has to pay $150,000 fine, render 100 hours of community service and will have two years of supervised release.

It still unknown when Loughlin and Giannulli will report to prison, but she was given 90 days to do so. Michael Frantz, the director of Jail Time Consulting warned the celebrity to prepare if she goes to Victorville because "it's hot" there and "very small" with 185 to 190 inmates.

lori loughlin charged Lori Loughlin attends the 2018 Hallmark Channel Summer TCA at Private Residence on July 26, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images