Tobey Maguire sued for over $300,000 in alleged illegal poker winnings
Actor Tobey Maguire is reportedly being sued for $311,000 in poker winnings he received from hedge fund manager Bradley Ruderman, currently serving a 10 year sentence in federal prison for embezzling millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme from 2003 to 2009, reports People.
The money was allegedly won in a series of private, illegal Texas Hold ’em poker games held in elite Los Angeles-area hotels like The Four Seasons and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
The lawsuit, brought by lawyers representing Ruderman’s clients, claims Maguire, 35, is not entitled to the winnings because they came from $5.2 million of Ruderman’s clients money lost in high stakes gambling, and the games were unlicensed with the state of California. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck also reportedly took part in the games, but are not named in the suit. Director Nick Cassavetes (The Notebook) and actor Gabe Kaplan (Welcome Back, Kotter), however, could be sued for their winnings in the games. No criminal complaints have yet been filed.
Reps for Maguire have not responded to requests from EW for comment.