CHiP’s TV Star Caught For Securities Fraud
Remember the 70’s TV show “CHiP’s” with Ponch (Erik Estrada) and Jon (Larry Wilcox)? Well Larry has been caught in a FBI sting that resulted in a probationary sentence for securities fraud. I don’t really understand stocks and such but he was getting kickbacks from small company stock promoters. He has received 500 hours of community service but could have received as much as 5 years in prison. Guess he wasn’t making enough royalties from the show!
This is disappointing for me. I loved CHiP’s as a kid. I had the biggest crush on “Jon”. I even had a ride-able police bike and a note pad that I would use to give my dog tickets for various violations. He never paid them either.
I loved to play CHiP’s and Dukes of Hazzard….I made a great Daisy Duke. I guess it just goes to show we shouldn’t put celebrities on a pedestal they are, after all, just human like the rest of us.