Charles Oakley


Report: Charles Oakley Arrested For Allegedly Cheating At Las Vegas Casino

July 12, 2018 - 9:15 am


Charles Oakley reportedly has new legal trouble.

According to TMZ, the former Knicks star was arrested at the Cosmopolitan casino in Las Vegas on Sunday after he allegedly tried to pull back a $100 chip when he realized he was going to lose his bet.

A security team reviewed video footage that confirmed the cheating, TMZ reported.

It was not clear what game Oakley was playing at the time.

Oakley, 54, is charged with committing or attempting to commit a fraudulent act in a gaming establishment, the report said. If convicted, he faces one to six years in prison.

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A source close to Oakley told TMZ, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved."

Last year, Oakley was in the headlines after he was arrested for getting into a melee with Madison Square Garden security guards who were trying to forcibly remove him from the stands at a Knicks game. The Knicks said Oakley had been engaging in "abusive behavior," but Oakley argued he was targeted because of his public criticism of Knicks owner James Dolan.

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. He has since filed a lawsuit against Dolan and MSG alleging he was a victim of assault, battery, false imprisonment and slander. 

Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988 until 1998, helping them reach the 1994 NBA Finals alongside Patrick Ewing, John Starks, the late Anthony Mason and head coach Pat Riley.