Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at Vegas casino
Charles Oakley reportedly tried to pull a fast one at a Las Vegas casino earlier this month, and the former NBA star is now facing charges because of it.
According to a report from TMZ, Oakley was arrested at the Cosmopolitan casino on July 8 after officials from the Nevada Gaming Board say he was “suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.” While it’s unclear which game Oakley was playing, a source told TMZ the former New York Knick attempted to take back a $100 chip on a hand he knew he had lost. After getting confirmation via security footage, casino police arrested Oakley.
Oakley was taken into custody and charged with committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment. The charge carries a possible prison sentence of one to six years if he is convicted, though a source close to Oakley told TMZ the issue is “insignificant” and will be resolved quickly.
Oakley, of course, has been in the news over the past year or so for his toxic relationship with the Knicks’ current ownership group. He is suing the team over an incident in which he was removed from a game at Madison Square Garden.