Friday, 20 July, 2018

Charles Oakley Arrested For Allegedly Cheating At Las Vegas Casino

Charles Oakley arrested for allegedly cheating at casino TMZ: Charles Oakley Arrested for Allegedly Cheating at Las Vegas Casino on Video
Kristopher Love | 13 July, 2018, 23:11

The former National Basketball Association star was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for allegedly cheating.

The TMZ.com website reported that Oakley had sought to withdraw a $100 betting chip from a table after it appeared he was going to lose.

Security video of the incident supported Oakley's claim that the ejection was ordered by team owner James Dolan, who claimed the long-time power forward was acting drunk and belligerent towards the team. Security footage supposedly backed up the claim, and the former Knicks star was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

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. If convicted he could face up to six years in prison.

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals. (Spiro told Law&Crime in an email on Thursday that the NY case was dismissed and sealed.) Oakley has sued MSG and arena owner James Dolan over the incident. However, a source close to Oakley told TMZ that the issue was "an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved".

Oakley is the coach for the Killer 3s of the Big3 league now. Following that arrest, he was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing and subsequently had the charges dropped when he agreed to a plea deal.

As a player, Oakley developed a reputation as a brawler on the court.