Popular Hollywood stars were caught in a clandestine poker game with very high stakes. All of them were part of a secret club, whose games were held twice a week in the chic rooms of the Four Seasons and Viper Room hotels. The games were held under heavy guard, and the members of the club used a password system for greater secrecy. All members of the secret club became known from the star of "Spiderman" - Tobey Maguire.
Members of the secret poker club included such stars as Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, former beloved Paris Hilton - Rick Salomon, as well as director Nick Cassavetes.
It is known that Tobey Maguire won $ 300,000 from the general director of the Beverly Hills investment fund, Brad Ruderman, who used the funds of depositors to pay off card debts. An investigation by the FBI revealed that Ruderman lost about $ 25 million that belonged to depositors.Now, while Brad Ruderman will be forced to serve a six-year term in a Texas jail for his financial fraud, lawyers for deceived investors are preparing lawsuits against the stars, hoping to at least somehow compensate for the losses incurred. At the same time, it is reported that DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, and Matt Damon will not be involved in legal proceedings.
But the main respondent will have to speak only Tobey Maguire. The lawsuit against him says that Brad Ruderman lost to him 311,300 US dollars. The lawsuit also states that Maguire did not have the right to transfer money that belonged to depositors to his account. It is known that Tobey Maguire was a permanent member of the underground poker club, which won more than $ 1 million monthly, for three years.
Although, according to the laws of the state of California, underground card games in clubs are considered illegal and practically prohibited by law,but criminal liability for such acts is not provided, to bring for an underground card game in California can only be administratively liable.