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‘Molly’s Game’ Mastermind Released From Prison On Eve Of Oscars — See First Photos

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Mar. 2 2018, Updated 4:15 p.m. ET

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Bradley Ruderman – the felon who partially inspired Oscar-nominated drama Molly’s Game – was released from prison on the eve of the swanky awards ceremony. Now, RadarOnline.com has obtained the first photos of the criminal mastermind leaving a treatment center in Los Angeles. Click through the gallery to learn more.

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Bradley Ruderman – the felon who partially inspired Oscar-nominated drama Molly’s Game – was released from prison on the eve of the swanky awards ceremony. Now, RadarOnline.com has obtained the first photos of the criminal mastermind leaving a treatment center in Los Angeles. Click through the gallery to learn more.

//Bradley Ruderman prison release treatment center
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Bradley Ruderman became a free man eight years after he was sentenced to prison for robbing his relatives of $25 million in an intricate Ponzi scheme.

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//Bradley Ruderman prison release treatment center
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Ruderman, now 55, was released from jail on November 27, 2017, and was pictured leaving a treatment center on January 5.

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The former hedge fund manager pled guilty to two counts of wire fraud and two counts of investment adviser fraud in 2010.

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He confessed to having committed fraud from 2003 through 2009.

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“He stole from individuals he knew for many years, who cared about him, had invited him into their homes and shared meals with him, who had known him since he was a child,” said Judge John F. Walter before sentencing Ruderman to 121 months in prison. He was also ordered to pay $27,585,849 in restitution.

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After a thorough investigation, authorities determined Ruderman spent at least $8.7 million of investor money on personal expenses. These included “$200,000 each summer for a leased beach house in Malibu, two Porsches, $53,930 on sporting events, $896,000 in credit card charges, and $327,000 in cash expenditures,” according to FBI documents.

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The former businessman also admitted he lost $5.2 million of his investors’ money in poker games he attended regularly in a luxury Beverly Hills hotel suite.

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As Radar reported, Spider Man star Tobey Maguire admitted to having participated in Ruderman’s clandestine poker games.

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In 2011, the actor agreed to pay $80,000 to be excluded from an explosive lawsuit tied to his poker winnings.

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Following Bradley Ruderman’s fraud scandal, the film Molly’s Game was released, and gained attention by recounting the story of a woman who lost — and gained — millions while immersed in the world of underground poker.

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