Charles Oakley arrested for cheating at casino

Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley was arrested at a Las Vegas casino for cheating, the Nevada Gaming Control Board confirmed in a statement to Sports Illustrated. He was then taken into custody at 5:30 PM and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

According to the Associated Press, Oakley was arrested on Sunday for alleged gambling fraud.

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Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals. If convicted, he faces one to six years in prison.

A source close to Oakley tells us, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved". He last made headlines in 2017 when he was forcibly removed and arrested while attending a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.

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Oakley now is the head coach of the Killer 3's in Ice Cube's BIG3 League.

In 1999 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Marcus Camby before playing out his remaining National Basketball Association days with the Houston Rockets in 2004. Oakley got in a fight with a security guard, causing a pause in the game, before being dragged away. 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.

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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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