LAS VEGAS (CBSNewYork/AP) — Casino regulators in Nevada are accusing former New York Knicks star Charles Oakley of gambling fraud, just months after the fan favorite was cleared of assault charges stemming from an incident at Madison Square Garden.
The Nevada Gaming Control Board on Thursday said 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.READ MORE: Driver Charged After 15-Year-Old Girl Struck, Killed By School Bus In Brooklyn Hit-And-Run
The agency says in a statement that Oakley is suspected of “adding to or reducing his wager” on a game after the outcome was known.
Oakley was booked and later released from jail. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.READ MORE: Remote Option Returning To NYC Schools As Omicron Continues To Fuel Nationwide Spike In COVID Cases
The felony count carries between one and six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Oakley played for the Knicks from 1988-98, helping them reach the NBA Finals. In February, the former forward was cleared of misdemeanor assault charges related to a scuffle with Madison Square Garden security guards last year.MORE NEWS: Mayor Adams Says Reducing Crime In New York City A Priority At Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration
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