Ex-Knicks star ar­rested at casino

Santa Fe New Mexican - - SPORTS -

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — For­mer New York Knicks star Charles Oak­ley is be­ing ac­cused of gam­bling fraud af­ter a wa­ger at a Las Vegas casino last week­end, casino reg­u­la­tors said Thurs­day.

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, the Ne­vada Gam­ing Con­trol Board said in a state­ment. The agency said 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. The reg­u­la­tory agency would not re­lease de­tails of the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the ar­rest.

The Cos­mopoli­tan said in a state­ment that it had “no de­tails with re­gards to any al­leged ac­tiv­ity and will not com­ment on our guests’ ex­pe­ri­ence.”

Court records show Oak­ley is sched­uled to ap­pear in court Aug. 7.

The felony count car­ries be­tween one and six years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Charles Oak­ley

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