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Tobey Maguire Poker Scandal -- Check. Mate

6/22/2011 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Tobey Maguire once received a $69,200 check from convicted hedge fund manager Brad Ruderman -- after Maguire allegedly STOMPED the guy during an illegal high stakes poker game back in 2007.

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Maguire is only one of several high-profile people named in legal docs as a player in the poker games -- along with "Girls Gone Wild" kingpin Joe Francis and Paris Hilton sex tape partner Rick Salomon.

According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, the games took place at fancy establishments and all over town  ... including the famous Viper Room on the Sunset Strip.

One game allegedly went down in the club back in 2005 ... AFTER former club owner Johnny Depp sold his shares of the place.

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31.

MeToo    

The mob runs illegal card games.

1185 days ago
32.

kayla    

The check is written for 9200.00 correct?

1185 days ago
33.

J.E.B.    

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to decieve"!

1185 days ago
34.

Sally    

It will be interesting to see if the law "really" says payback is necessary.

1185 days ago
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Jessica J    

it looks as if the cheque originally said FIFTY NINE and was wrote over to be SIXTY NINE.

odd

1185 days ago
36.

bobbiestarr    

That would pay off my mortgage...

1185 days ago
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paddymx    

via Bing search

[4]  The Court said: “Section 330 thus proscribes certain specifically identified card and gambling games, as well as "any banking or percentage game." 4 (A banking game is one in which the " 'house' " or " 'bank' " is the principal participant in the game, taking on all players, paying all winners and collecting from all losers. A percentage game is one in which the " 'house' " does not directly participate in the game, but collects a percentage from it which may be computed from the amount of bets made, winnings collected, or the amount of money changing hands. (Sullivan v. Fox (1987) 189 Cal.App.3d 673, 678-679, 235 Cal.Rptr. 5.)) Thus, a card game played for money not specifically listed under section 330 and not played as a banking or percentage game is not prohibited.

1185 days ago
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Iraqi Dinar    

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1185 days ago
39.

ghfghfg    

put that **** on my hood..... no one cares about receiving money, the tangle is in paying the money.

1185 days ago
40.

Genius    

Do these guys pay taxes on the winnings? I doubt it.

1185 days ago
41.

Muppet    

He should get to keep the money! Maybe the guy that lost should stop being a crybaby and pay his debts and keep away from ponzi scams! What a jerk! Likes to go out and play with the guys but cries like a little boy when his arse is in a sling!

1185 days ago
42.

smashley    

Somebody is a sore loser and a soulless thief....

1185 days ago
43.

en Todo Momento!!    

i once asked pari.s.h.i.lton what rick solomon's jizz tastes like, and she said: like salmonella pork. yum. rick salmonella. nice.

1185 days ago
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Katcedes    

I would agree that the BR trustee has a tough legal case. However, I think it would be a PR nightmare if Toby fights this. As they bring a parade of elderly retirees who lost their savings and here is Toby fighting to keep a small percentage of what he has and/or can earn on his next movie. He needs to be the good guy and pay and move on. He fights it, he will look like an ass.

1182 days ago
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