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RadarOnline:Tobey Maguire Sued Over Multi-Million Dollar Illegal Poker Game; DiCaprio, Affleck & Damon Invo


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http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2011/06/tobey-maguire-sued-illegal-poker-game-leonardo-dicaprio-ben-affleck-matt-damon

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire is among more than a dozen high-profile Hollywood celebrities being sued in connection with a mega-millions illegal gambling ring that ran high-stakes underground poker games, Star magazine is reporting exclusively.

Maguire, 35, won more than $300,000 from a Beverly Hills hedge fund manager who embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his monster debt to the star and others, it's alleged.

An FBI investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners, uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on a twice weekly basis in suites at the luxury Beverly Hills hotel, Four Seasons, and the Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard.

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Take your own advice and actually read the article.

A lot of people got screwed over due to this gambling ring - not that I'm blaming any of the celebs for that.

The people who got screwed by the ponzi scheme were because of the person who started it, not the gambling. In this case, 1 plus 1 doesn't equal 2.

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The people who got screwed by the ponzi scheme were because of the person who started it, not the gambling. In this case, 1 plus 1 doesn't equal 2.

Which is why I said I'm not blaming the celebs for that.

However, it explains why these particular poker games are catching this kind of heat.

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The people who got screwed by the ponzi scheme were because of the person who started it, not the gambling. In this case, 1 plus 1 doesn't equal 2.
Actually,he scammed them out of the millions of dollars in order pay off the gambling debt. So maybe 1+1= 1 1/2- 1 3/4....something like that. :silly:
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The article says that the man turned over the money to Maguire. If it can be proved that he took investors money and gave it directly to Maguire, then Maguire could be in hot water as a conspirator to defraud.

They would also have to prove he knew it was stolen money for any criminal liability. Worse that will happen to any of the actors is some monetary forfeiture.

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They would also have to prove he knew it was stolen money for any criminal liability. Worse that will happen to any of the actors is some monetary forfeiture.

Maybe and maybe not. If they were all involved in the organization of an illegal gambling ring they could face serious charges. Also as I mentioned earlier the IRS can easily decide to crash this little party and if they get involved everyone they target is screwed.

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What if he had lost the money in a casino? Would investors try and sue the casino? I doubt it

That's the difference between legal and illegal activity. Legal entities have protections under the law that does not extend to those operating outside of it.

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