Charles Oakley Arrested, Accused Of Cheating At Vegas Casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

Former NBA forward Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday after he was caught on camera allegedly cheating at the Cosmopolitan, a Las Vegas casino. According to a report from ESPN, the former New York Knicks center was accused of attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, more specifically, of adding or reducing his wager after the outcome was known. He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted.

He's most well known for his runs with the Chicago Bulls (1985-88), New York Knicks (1988-98), and Toronto Raptors (1999-2001).

"This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved", a source from Oakley's camp told TMZ. Oakley, 54, played 19 seasons in the National Basketball Association, most notably as a key contributor to the Knicks over 10 seasons. However, Oakley's relationship with the Knicks has been strained for years because of his criticism of James Dolan, Madison Square Garden's chairman.

He is now a coach for the Killer 3s of the Big3 league. Following that arrest, he was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing and subsequently had the charges dropped when he agreed to a plea deal. Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away.

In 2011, he sued the Aria hotel over a 2010 incident in which he said at least five security officers gave him "a gang-style beatdown" when he tried to reenter the resort's VIP pool area at its closing time, leaving him with injuries to his neck, back, head and wrist.

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