Tobey Maguire Settles Poker Lawsuit For $80K

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Tobey Maguire has settled the lawsuit against him for money he won from a Ponzi schemer in secret high-stakes poker games at Beverly Hills luxury hotels earlier this year.  The “Spider-Man” actor has agreed to pay $80,000 to a lawsuit that originally sought more than $300,000 in poker winnings paid out by convicted con man Brad Ruderman.

Ruderman, who went after Maguire and twenty-two others for winning money that was stolen from them in the Ponzi scheme, after which he filed for bankruptcy.

Bradley Ruderman, 48,  is serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for tax, wire and investor advice fraud convictions. The judge will hold a hearing on December 21 to decide if he will approve the Maguire settlement.