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FORT LAUDERDALE — An actor who starred as one of two California highway officers in the 1970s TV series CHiPs was sentenced Friday to serve three years probation for conspiring to commit securities fraud.

U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn imposed the sentence on Larry Wilcox, 63, who had faced a maximum prison term of five years. Wilcox also must perform 500 hours of community service and pay a fine of $100.

“I think we got an individual who is truly remorseful,” Cohn said. “He should not be punished because of his celebrity status.”


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