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Charles Oakley Convicted In Casino Cheating Case ... But No Jail

8/7/2018 9:46 AM PDT

Charles Oakley Convicted In Casino Cheating Case, But No Jail

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Charles Oakley pled no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct stemming from his alleged cheating incident at a Vegas casino ... but he won't spend another minute behind bars. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Oakley was arrested on July 8 after officials say he cheated multiple times at the Cosmopolitan hotel while playing the Ultimate Texas Hold'Em table game. 

The ex-NBA star was initially charged with committing a fraudulent act in a casino -- a felony that carried up to 6 years in prison. 

But, Oakley's attorneys were able to cut a deal with prosecutors in which they reduced the felony to a misdemeanor ... and ultimately, Oak will not serve ANY jail time. We're told Oakley's punishment is a $1,000 fine. 

"Mr. Oakley has pled no contest to the simple misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct which fully resolves this situation," Oakley's attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said in a statement. 

"He appreciates the professionalism of the District Attorney and the Cosmopolitan in resolving this event."

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