Tobey Maguire is being sued by a group of investors for his role in a number of high-stakes poker games. The investors claim that hedge fund manager Bradley Ruderman (who lost $25 million of investor money and is currently sentenced to 10 years in jail) blew $300,000 of their money to Maguire during a poker game.
“As part of the scheme, funds invested in [Ruderman] were transferred to persons such as Defendant [Maguire] who received the funds on account of Ruderman’s gambling losses and on account of Defendant’s gambling winnings.” A source stated.
The former Spider-Man star is “not entitled to receive the transfers from the Debtor, which transfers were [comprised] of improperly-diverted investor funds”.
Lawyers in the case claim because the games were not licensed in the state of California, Tobey’s winnings should be recouped. Maguire isn’t alone in being called out. Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck are among the other celebrities reported to have taken part in the poker games, but they are not being sued.
Bradley is currently in prison in Texas and is not due to be released until 2018, and Maguire’s representative has yet to comment on the claims.
Pretty crazy stuff! We were hearing reports yesterday that Maguire had won more $36 million in a 3 year span – but we have to say – we’re still skeptical on that one!