Former Knicks star Oakley arrested, accused of Vegas gambling fraud

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino

TMZ: Charles Oakley Arrested for Allegedly Cheating at Las Vegas Casino on Video

Oakley was arrested Sunday at the Cosmopolitan casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip on suspicion of committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the Nevada Gaming Control Board said in a statement. Oakley allegedly attempted to take back a $100 chip after he realized he was about to lose the game.

Retired New York Knicks power forward Charles Oakley, 54, was arrested July 8 after allegedly cheating at the Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. The offense is considered a Class B felony and could come with a prison sentence of 1-6 years and up to $10,000 in fines.

"This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved", a source from Oakley's camp told TMZ.

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Oakley played in the National Basketball Association for 19 seasons, including 10 years with the New York Knicks. He last made headlines in 2017 when he was forcibly removed and arrested while attending a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.

Oakley accepted a deal with prosecutors that eventually dismissed misdemeanor assault and trespass charges against him after he stayed out of trouble for six months.

Oakley later filed a civil suit against the venue and Knicks owner James Dolan, claiming damages for defamation and slander causing emotional distress. Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away. It didn't involve any current members of the organization, but rather, it was centered around beloved former big man Charles Oakley.

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