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    Tobey Maguire Settles Poker Suit

    J. Merritt

    Apparently Tobey Maguire didn’t have a very good hand. The actor has settled a lawsuit over litigation that he participated in illegal high-stakes poker games, winning more than $300,000 from convicted Ponzi-scheme fraudster Brad Ruderman. Ruderman is a hedge-funder who reportedly stole some $25 million, and a bankruptcy judge in California alleges that Maguire’s winnings are ill-gotten gains from Ruderman’s clients. Maguire has agreed to pay back $80,000, and acknowledged that he knew nothing of the Ponzi scheme. Other celebrities connected to the underground gambling ring (with $100,000 buy-ins) include Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon.

    Read it at Hollywood Reporter