If you walk into a poker room and Tobey Maguire is there, you might want to leave. According to reports, Tobey Maguire won in excess of $300,000 playing poker. The poker games were “home games” in Los Angeles. Since they were home games, the people running the show didn’t need a license.
Why is it pubic knowledge that Tobey Maguire won in excess of $300,000 playing poker? It’s because the person he destroyed is Bradley Ruderman, the man behind a Ponzi scheme valued at $50 million.
As is the case with most Ponzi schemes, authorities try to track down as much of the money as possible. It now appears as if they are going after Tobey Maguire’s poker winnings. It’ll be interesting to see if the authorities get their hands on that dough.