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Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Poker cheat to host Hillary in Hollywood

Tobey Maguire will host Hillary's big bash for Hollywood cash on June 18. How appropriate. Despite his oodles of millions of dollars from Spider Man movies, Maguire cheated a man out of thousands of dollars at poker -- so much that he had to settle out of

And Maguire did not con any old man. The man he conned was later convicted of running a Ponzi scheme. That makes Maguire the host for Hillary.

From the London Daily Mail:
Clinton will whisk through tinseltown a day later for evening fundraisers at the homes of 'Spiderman' and 'The Great Gatsby' star Tobey Maguire, 39, and HBO programming president Michael Lombardo, and a lunchtime event hosted by Westfield Corp. co-CEO Peter Lowy.
The Maguire house is a sprawling $10.25 million estate.
The trip west will mark Clinton's third such Hollywood journey since her party's disastrous showing in the 2014 midterm elections. Hillary will be in Nevada the day before, as part of a campaign swing through all four early primary states.
Democrats have had trouble raising big money from Hollywood's elite and other super-rich left wingers, Politico reported Tuesday, because many of them are disappointed that she's not liberal enough.
Ironically, one of the issues wealthy progressives worry most about is the presence of unlimited money in politics – a topic that Clinton shows no sign of addressing as she tries to keep up with conservatives whose base is energized by a broad field of candidates that could soon approach 20.
(Tinseltown? Does anyone in the 21st century know what tinsel is?)

From CNN a few years back:
Tobey Maguire has settled a lawsuit that sought repayment of hundreds of thousands of dollars the "Spider-Man" actor allegedly won in secret high-stakes poker games at Beverly Hills luxury hotels, according to court documents filed last week.
A series of federal suits, including the one against Maguire, said the poker winnings were paid with funds stolen from investors who had been lured into an illegal Ponzi scheme.
Maguire agreed to pay $80,000 to the estate of Bradley Ruderman, 48, who 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.
The lawsuit against Maguire, filed in March, alleged that the actor won $311,000 from Ruderman in 2007 and 2008.
("Illegal Ponzi scheme"? Does the writer think there are legal ones?)

Maybe Tobey can run the Clinton Foundation in her absence.


  1. One legal Ponzi scheme that comes to mind is the social security fund.

  2. Government Ponzi is always legal, always promoted and invariably off budget

  3. As I read it, none of these guys were cheating, but the loser lost money he was supposed to invest for others. Neither the Daily Mail nor CNN claimed Toby was cheating, that I saw, or any of the other players. The settlements, then, seem questionable.