Former NBA player, Charles Oakley, was arrested in Las Vegas on July 8 after he was “suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known.”
Oakley was arrested by Nevada Gaming Control Board Enforcement Agents. He was suspected of adding to or reducing his wager on a gambling game after the outcome was known. According to TMZ Oakley pulled back a $100 chip after he realized he was going to lose his wager.
This is considered a Class B felony. If convicted of a first offense, the violator is subject to a sentence of 1-6 years in a state prison and a fine of no more than $10,000, but Oakley’s attorney said: “This is an insignificant matter that will be quickly resolved.”
Oakley, 54, played 19 seasons in the NBA, with 10 of those being with the Knicks.