Not even Ponch could get his buddy out of this one.

Larry Wilcox, 63, once played golden-gloved motorcycle patrol officer Jon Baker alongside Erik Estrada on the hit '70s series 'CHiPs.'

But now, the former actor is in serious trouble with the law, according to NBC News.

On Friday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with his wife reportedly weeping in the courtroom, Wilcox was sentenced to three years' probabtion -- plus 500 hours of community service and a $100 fine -- for conspiring to commit securities fraud.

Caught during an FBI sting in South Florida, the onetime TV star was accused of trying to profit from an employee pension fund through kickbacks. He faced a maximum penalty of five years in prison, but allegedly cooperated with investigators by identifying other suspects involved in the scheme.

"My actor's pride and ego led me into areas well beyond my ability to perform," Wilcox told the judge.