Tobey Maguire never predicted he'd be ensnared in this kind of web.
The actor was part of high-stakes poker games involving Hollywood's biggest stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon.
But Maguire, who frequently came out on top, is being sued for some of the winnings earned in the underground games, to the tune of $311,000. Why?
Because a bankruptcy trustee is suing Maguire and others who participated in the poker matches to try to recoup $4 million for investors. Why?
Because the money he won was originally taken in a Ponzi scheme by its architect, Bradley Ruderman, who is now serving 10 years in prison.
We know. It's a really strange case.
Nailed for perpetrating a wire fraud and investment advisor fraud scheme, Ruderman lost about $5.2 million in investors' money in a "clandestine high-stakes poker game held on a regular basis in a suite at a luxury Beverly Hills hotel."The games were played at the Four Seasons and the Beverly Hills Hotel and, occasionally, private residences of the big-name poker players.
As a matter of fact, one of the residences was the Hollywood Hills home of Rick Salomon, Paris Hilton's sex tape partner in 1 Night in Paris.
The upscale, high-stakes affairs included hired dealers, professional style poker tables and massages. Doesn't sound shady whatsoever.
In an attempt to recover Ruderman's losses, the trustee maintains in the lawsuit that Maguire is "not entitled to receive the transfers from the Debtor, which transfers were compromised of improperly-diverted investor funds."
Maguire's attorney, Robert Barta, as well as his publicist, Kelly Bush, were both unavailable for comment to ABC News as of this report.