Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Charles Oakley accused of committing fraudulent act in Vegas

Charles Oakley accused of committing fraudulent act in Vegas

Further details of the incident were not made available, but TMZ reported that Oakley pulled back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose his wager.

Officials from the Nevada Gaming Board tell us Oakley "was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known".

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.

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However, according to TMZ, Oakley's reps say, "This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved".

Security at the Cosmopolitan stopped Oakley, with the incident being recorded.

Charles Oakley reportedly has new legal trouble.

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Las Vegas-based attorney Adam Solinger, who is not involved in Oakley's case, said very few people end up with a felony conviction when they commit a gambling violation, unless "the cheating is more sophisticated". He was then booked at Clark County Detention Center at about 5:30 p.m. local time. After getting confirmation via security footage, casino police arrested Oakley. If convicted, Oakley could face between one and six years in prison, TMZ reports. Oakley was arrested by the NYPD and charged with three counts of assault for hitting security guards.

In his days as an National Basketball Association enforcer, Charles Oakley was known to smack a few opposing players upside their head and deliver a message that he wasn't there to play around. Criminal charges were dismissed in February of this year, but Dolan has banned Oakley from Madison Square Garden for life.

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