Spiderman Star Embroiled Illegal Gambling Ring
Toby Maguire better known as the actor who played “Spiderman” has been saddled-up with a severe lawsuit as a result of his involvement in an unlicensed gambling ring.
According to court papers filed in Los Angeles high profile and wealthy personages were enticed to participate in Texas Hold’em poker tournaments held at luxury hotels and private residences in Los Angeles. The Texas Hold’em poker games were arranged by a lady called Molly Bloom. In his civil lawsuit against Maguire, the plaintiff Howard M. Ehrenberg claims that the actor owes him $311,200 plus interest he won in poker games.
Ehrenberg is a bankruptcy trustee who represents investors that have duped into a reported Ponzi scheme, allegedly master minded by Bradley Ruderman. Ruderman is accused of using investors’ cash to bankroll the winnings in these poker tournaments.
Cassaon-casino could not reach Maguire’s legal representative for any comment. Maguire is not the only mega Hollywood star ostensibly embroiled in this underground casino gambling ring. ‘The Notebook’s Director Nick Cassavetes, “Welcome Back Kotter” star Gabe Kaplan, and Alec Gores billionaire businessman supposedly also participated in high-rolling card games.
Gores’ legal representative Patricia Glaser said Gores is innocent as far as she is concerned and he has done no wrong. There’s absolutely nothing wrong in playing a game of poker which is the subject of this lawsuit. Mr. Gores will either way resolve the claim against him or successfully defend it.” However Glaser was not prepared to comment in regard to Kaplan, apparently she’s also his legal representative.
In the meantime, Maguire’s attorney said that the star is totally innocent and did not partake in any illegal gambling activities. There’s a distinct chance that he might settle for a lesser amount or fight the charges altogether.
Ehrenberg hopes to recoup more than $4 million in cash prizes from the 22 participants accused.[addtoany]