Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Charles Oakley arrested in Las Vegas after allegedly cheating at casino

Sidney Guerrero | 12 July, 2018, 21:23

Former NBA power forward Charles Oakley was arrested Sunday at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas after allegedly being caught on camera cheating inside the casino.

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.

In a statement provided to the Daily News, the Nevada Gaming Board said Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".

It's not known what game Oakley was playing at The Cosmopolitan, but TMZ reported the incident was captured on surveillance video. He was then booked at Clark County Detention Center at about 5:30 p.m. local time. A security team subsequently reviewed video footage and determined he allegedly cheated, according to the report. He faces between 1 to 6 years in prison if convicted. However, Oakley's relationship with the Knicks has been strained for years because of his criticism of James Dolan, Madison Square Garden's chairman.

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The incident came two days after Oakley coached the Killer 3's in a 51-49 loss to the 3 Headed Monsters at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

The former NBA All-Star played three seasons with the Raptors from 1998 to 2001.

Oakley was charged with misdemeanor assault and trespassing, among other charges.

Oakley and prosecutors had agreed to a deal last August that the charges would be erased if Oakley stayed out of trouble for six months.

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