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Vietnam War Saves 'CHiPs' Star from Jail

1/28/2011 3:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Larry Wilcox – star of the '80s show  “CHiPs” -- was spared a jail sentence for his role in a financial scheme ... partly because he fought in the Vietnam War.

Larry Wilcox

Wilcox -- had recently pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and was facing up to five years in federal prison.  Instead, Wilcox was sentenced to 3 years probation and 500 hours of community service.

After Wilcox shed a few tears inside the courtroom, the judge explained the actor was spared the slammer because of his service in Vietnam coupled with his extensive record of community service.

Wilcox joined the Marines in 1967 and spent 13 months in Vietnam as an artilleryman.

Semper Fi.


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61.

Liz     

More like "Simper Fi". A real Marine would laugh himself into a coma before crying like a *****.

1366 days ago
62.

Mypasttyme    

Thank you "gimmeabreak"!!! Someone who has actually taken the time to read the facts!!!! Good job!

1366 days ago
63.

Get back to work!    

The judge mentions the fact that he is a celebrity, which is not in the story above. Wilcox was also accused of attempting to bribe undercover FBI agents that were posing as pension fund managers, which is not in the story above.

Bottom line: only a celebrity can make the big bad SEC and FBI go away by sobbing to a judge in court.

1366 days ago
64.

tab58064    

Yeah, the whole "I'm black" thing is getting old. Take responsibility for your own actions and don't make your race your handicap. Geez. Too much of that going on right now.

Posted at 1:21 PM on Jan 28, 2011 by cort


So because it's getting old for some to hear makes it less true?? And I find it funny how you'd post that and then "take responsibility for you own actions." That sounds like the proper thing to do, but shouldn't that apply evenly to everyone as well as punishment for crimes committed?? The facts are that black folk are sentenced more harshly for the same crimes that white folk commit. That's why I have a problem with cops, prosecutors, and judges have the power of discretion to use how ever they choose. This guy was a dirt bag who violated several federal laws and his ass should've been sent to prison regardless of the fact that he had served in the military!!!

1366 days ago
65.

tab58064    

What does his service in Vietnam have to do with a crime that he blatantly committed??? He should've had to serve his prison sentence just like a non-veteran would've and for a judge to use that as a reason for not sentencing him to prison shows once again what's wrong with our justice system. Like one commenter posted, were he a black guy with a similar background it's not far-fetched at all to believe that he would've been sentenced to prison.

1366 days ago
66.

vette    

next time i go to court for stealing from innocent people because i have to pay my agent and by my wife a formal for an awrds show I will cry, and my spouse to sob so it will make all the news and the judge to have mercy on my soul. Can I laugh now that this washed-up star struck judge now. Maybe it time he does a few cases where the people lost everything because of this loser named Larry wilcox.

1365 days ago
67.

Sue    

Larry is a dear friend of mine and I was supposed to be in that courtroom with him as a supporter but the stupid snowstorm that hit NYC left me with no way to get there. He is a good, kind man and the judge made the right decision.

1365 days ago
68.

Mypasttyme    

Again People!!!Read the true facts not the garabage you see in the tabloids. READ THE FACTS! Unless you know the facts how can you judge? Sadly that is what this society does...make judgements they truly know nothing about! Is that really what this site is for?(Thank you Sue!)

1365 days ago
69.

that girl    

Damn Larry! Who knew u was ****ed up like that. Being a Vet saved your dumb ass...

1365 days ago
70.

vette    

i knew i would see this Sue chick on here defending her obsession. if you look up the larry wilcox facebook account all it is her talking about how great he was in you guessed it chips. this woman is a total weirdo over this crook.she would take up for him if he stole from her mother. read the facebook if it is still up it is funny to see how she goes on over him. I am sure she would blow this guy just to say she did,and how great he was.

1364 days ago
71.

Sue    

I have no idea who the hell you are "vette" but you are very mistaken. Larry is a very good friend of mine and yes I run his Facebook Fan Page-with HIS PERMISSION. The 600+ fans on there have created a very nice community. Larry's not a crook. He didn't steal a dime from anyone. Read the FACTS that gimmieabreak posted. You're just making ignorant assumptions.

Your other comments are absolutely disgusting. Larry is happily married and has a beautiful wife. I am also happily married and my husband is a friend of his as well. How vile of you to say such a thing!

1364 days ago
72.

Amy    

vette i know of sue from her other sites and wondered if she would rear her ugly head, im wondering if she sits and googles larry all day long, he is her obsession, she thinks that larry is her friend, well look at it this way this all comes out and the larry facebook goes up with sue claiming this and claiming that, honestly get real, it was just to buy him some support, for a crime he committed, he is a fraudster, and sue wake up dear and grow some balls and admit that, you are just as bad as he is and should be thrown in jail too if you like. larry got a slap on the wrists. sad case of injustice. you are obsessed with him, everyone knows and no one cares to be honest, ive just had a look at the page that vette said and its sick to be honest i mean how can you defend a criminal. i dont care if you are his friend, and you were 'supposed' to be at the court case, the snow stopped you, i thought larry only wanted his family there, who the hell are you, your not family, you a no body who just wishes they were somebody, sadly you never will be, because heck no one really gives a damn what you really say. sad woman living in a dream of her larry, what are you waiting for larry to leave his wife for you. get a grip, have you see her photo, and then yours. ROFL.. i think not. lets see. you promise a chat with larry. lets see it happen. like you have promised other things i have head that never happened either. lets just see how long your silly little facebook group will carry on.
leave larry alone to be with his family. you just meddle unwanted.

1364 days ago
73.

Amy    

vette i know of sue from her other sites and wondered if she would rear her ugly head, im wondering if she sits and googles larry all day long, he is her obsession, she thinks that larry is her friend, well look at it this way this all comes out and the larry facebook goes up with sue claiming this and claiming that, honestly get real, it was just to buy him some support, for a crime he committed, he is a fraudster, and sue wake up dear and grow some balls and admit that, you are just as bad as he is and should be thrown in jail too if you like. larry got a slap on the wrists. sad case of injustice. you are obsessed with him, everyone knows and no one cares to be honest, ive just had a look at the page that vette said and its sick to be honest i mean how can you defend a criminal. i dont care if you are his friend, and you were 'supposed' to be at the court case, the snow stopped you, i thought larry only wanted his family there, who the hell are you, your not family, you a no body who just wishes they were somebody, sadly you never will be, because heck no one really gives a damn what you really say. sad woman living in a dream of her larry, what are you waiting for larry to leave his wife for you. get a grip, have you see her photo, and then yours. ROFL.. i think not. lets see. you promise a chat with larry. lets see it happen. like you have promised other things i have head that never happened either. lets just see how long your silly little facebook group will carry on.
leave larry alone to be with his family. you just meddle unwanted.

1364 days ago
74.

Amy    

vette i know of sue from her other sites and wondered if she would rear her ugly head, im wondering if she sits and googles larry all day long, he is her obsession, she thinks that larry is her friend, well look at it this way this all comes out and the larry facebook goes up with sue claiming this and claiming that, honestly get real, it was just to buy him some support, for a crime he committed, he is a fraudster, and sue wake up dear and grow some balls and admit that, you are just as bad as he is and should be thrown in jail too if you like. larry got a slap on the wrists. sad case of injustice. you are obsessed with him, everyone knows and no one cares to be honest, ive just had a look at the page that vette said and its sick to be honest i mean how can you defend a criminal. i dont care if you are his friend, and you were 'supposed' to be at the court case, the snow stopped you, i thought larry only wanted his family there, who the hell are you, your not family, you a no body who just wishes they were somebody, sadly you never will be, because heck no one really gives a damn what you really say. sad woman living in a dream of her larry, what are you waiting for larry to leave his wife for you. get a grip, have you see her photo, and then yours. ROFL.. i think not. lets see. you promise a chat with larry. lets see it happen. like you have promised other things i have head that never happened either. lets just see how long your silly little facebook group will carry on.
leave larry alone to be with his family. you just meddle unwanted.

1364 days ago
75.

Amy    

vette i know of sue from her other sites and wondered if she would rear her ugly head, im wondering if she sits and googles larry all day long, he is her obsession, she thinks that larry is her friend, well look at it this way this all comes out and the larry facebook goes up with sue claiming this and claiming that, honestly get real, it was just to buy him some support, for a crime he committed, he is a fraudster, and sue wake up dear and grow some balls and admit that, you are just as bad as he is and should be thrown in jail too if you like. larry got a slap on the wrists. sad case of injustice. you are obsessed with him, everyone knows and no one cares to be honest, ive just had a look at the page that vette said and its sick to be honest i mean how can you defend a criminal. i dont care if you are his friend, and you were 'supposed' to be at the court case, the snow stopped you, i thought larry only wanted his family there, who the hell are you, your not family, you a no body who just wishes they were somebody, sadly you never will be, because heck no one really gives a damn what you really say. sad woman living in a dream of her larry, what are you waiting for larry to leave his wife for you. get a grip, have you see her photo, and then yours. ROFL.. i think not. lets see. you promise a chat with larry. lets see it happen. like you have promised other things i have head that never happened either. lets just see how long your silly little facebook group will carry on.
leave larry alone to be with his family. you just meddle unwanted.

1364 days ago
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