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Tobey Maguire is going all in on one of the stranger celebrity scandals of 2011.

The actor is accused of winning over $300,000 in allegedly illegal poker games ran by Bradley Ruderman, a man serving time in jail for organizing a Ponzi scheme. But Maguire has filed papers that insist he did no wrong.

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In his response to the lawsuit filed last week, the former Spider-Man star says the gambling took place in "controlled games," which obligated the host to have a license. He goes on to deny any role in defrauding those from whom Ruderman took money.

The documents acknowledge Maguire's role in various poker nights, but denies they were comprised of a "regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen."

It's certainly an unexpected web in which Maguire has found himself entangled.

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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?

Deep Pockets

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."

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Tobey Maguire Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Santa Monica, California
Full Name
Tobias Vincent Maguire
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