“Spider-Man” star Tobey Maguire is one of more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood people who are being sued in connection to an illegal gambling ring that allegedly ran multi-million dollar underground poker games, Radar Online reports.
According to the suit, Maguire won more than $300,000 worth of illegal funds allegedly embezzled from a hedge fund investor by Bradley Ruderman, who is currently in jail for a ponzi scheme.
The games, reportedly led by Ruderman, CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, are unlicensed and illegal under California law. According to the investigation, Ruderman lost $25M of investor money in the games, which were held bi-weekly in suites at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Viper Room and Four Seasons Hotel.
With Ruderman's company now in bankruptcy, trustees are attempting to seize some of Maguire's winnings to pay off creditors.
Rick Solomon, Dan Blizerian and High Stakes Poker ex-host Gabe Kaplan are also among the names facing hefty lawsuits for their participation in the high stakes Texas Hold'em games, Radar reports.
Other stars who allegedly took part in the games, include Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, but no criminal charges have so far been brought by Californian authorities to any of the involved parts.
According to the rumors, Maguire was one of the biggest (if not the biggest) winner in the game, and he could have made up to $30 to $40 million from these games.
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