Former Star of ‘CHiPs’ Sentenced in Securities Fraud Scheme

Jan 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of the 1970s cop drama "CHiPs," who was found guilty of involvement in a securities fraud scheme, found out today what his punishment will be, The Huffington Post reported.

Larry Wilcox, who played California Highway Patrol Officer Jon Baker, partner to Erik Estrada’s Ponch on the NBC show, avoided a prison sentence after the judge considered Wilcox’s military service and volunteer work, the story says.

Wilcox was part of an illegal penny stock scam and was found guilty of conspiring to commit securities fraud. The judge sentenced Wilcox to a $100 fine, three years’ probation and 500 hours of community service.

A grateful and tearful Wilcox spoke after the sentencing, saying, "I spent 63 years putting my signature on my life. I betrayed my core values with what I did. I am deeply sorry."

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