Posted on Wed Jun 22, 2011 02:20 PM PDT
Howard M. Ehrenberg, a trustee for Ruderrman Capital Partners, has named actor Tobey Maguire in a lawsuit alleging the Spiderman star was involved in an underground gambling ring.
According to the lawsuit, Maguire pocketed more than $300,000 while taking part in unlicensed poker games between 2006 - 2009.
The suit also states that Bradley Ruderman, who managed the Rudermann Capital Partners fund, used money from investors to pay off his massive debt from Texas Hold 'em games. These games reportedly involved A-list actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.
In the legal papers, it says:
- â€œAs the Poker Games, the operators of the Poker Games, the dealers for the Poker Games, the equipment used at the Poker Games and the locations of the Poker Games were unlicensed and improperly conducted pursuant to state and local laws, rules and ordinances, to the extent that a player were to â€˜winâ€™ at one of the Poker Games and to the extent that the player was not paid for the winnings, the player had no legally enforceable contractual right to receive payment, and had no right to enforce the winnings in state or federal court."
Read how the A-list poker games are described in the lawsuit ... after the jump.
The lawsuit says these meetings were â€œexclusive, invitation onlyâ€ games involving â€œwealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessman."
It goes on to say these were â€œcontrolledâ€ affairs complete with â€œfood, alcohol and massages,â€ but were not licensed by federal, state and/or local laws, rules and ordinances, as required by California law.â€
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