Maguire admits that he played in several games but denies they were ‘controlled’ or that they were illegal. He also insists that the games he participated in were not organized by poker games ringleader, Molly Bloom, despite her sworn affidavit to the contrary.
We brought you the report of the lawsuit against Maguire, in which jailed hedge fund manager Brad Ruderman is seeking payment of over $300k related to winnings Maguire was paid.
Maguire’s response states that he, “denies generally and specifically that Molly Bloom and/or Molly Bloom Inc., coordinated poker games, hired the dealers for the Poker Games, collected fees for arranging the Poker Games and arranged for the settlement of gambling winnings and losses between and among the players at the Poker Games.”
Maguire (35) won more than $300,000 from Ruderman, who allegedly embezzled investor funds and orchestrated a Ponzi scheme in a desperate bid to pay off his debts to the star and others.
The FBI launched an investigation into Brad Ruderman, the CEO of Ruderman Capital Partners. They uncovered how he lost $25 million of investor money in clandestine poker games held on a twice weekly basis in suites at the luxury Beverly Hills hotel, Four Seasons, and the Viper Room on Sunset Boulevard. Ruderman is currently in jail in Texas until 2018.