Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 25 October 2014

Toby Maguire sued over poker cash

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and other celebrities have been caught in a web of lawsuits over unlicensed poker matches

Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire and other celebrities have been caught in a web of lawsuits seeking to reclaim more than $4 million won during unlicensed poker matches at upscale Beverly Hills hotels.

The lawsuits were filed in March by a bankruptcy trustee attempting to recoup money for investors who were duped in a Ponzi scheme.

The lawsuits claim the clandestine Texas Hold 'em matches were played between 2006 and 2009, with some of the money taken in the Ponzi scheme used to pay off debts incurred in the games.

Tobey is being sued for $311,000 plus interest that the lawsuit says was won by the actor in the poker matches.

His attorney did not immediately return a phone call.

The claims were first reported by RadarOnline and Star Magazine.

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