He solemnly swears he was up to ZERO funny business.
Tobey Maguire is in the middle of a nasty lawsuit. He's being accused of playing in an illegal poker tournament that conned more than $300,000 from a convicted felon.
Yeah, it's a fishy story and Tobey is out to set to record straight about it. His answer to the lawsuit, which he put into writing in a legal filing, is that these tournaments were not "controlled games," which required the host to have a license. Furthermore, he insists that there was no scheme on his part to defraud anyone. If anything, the person who is suing him should be looked into further as he is currently serving time for defrauding a bunch of people out of more than $50 million in a Ponzi scheme.
In the legal documents Tobey filed today, he "admits that he was invited to participate in the Poker Games" … but denies that there was a "regular roster of players consisting of wealthy celebrities, entrepreneurs, attorneys and businessmen."
So, a con man is trying to have us believe that he was conned by Tobey Maguire? Uh-huh, because we are believing that!
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