Bryan Zuriff’s claim to fame is that he is the producer of a successful TV series Roy Donovan. He earned fame elsewhere when he became involved with a Russian mobster, Hollywood madam and an art dealer to become embroiled in an international sports betting scam leading to his arrest. The Russian mob masterminded a high stakes poker syndicate ring and sports betting online. He was charged with operating an illegal sports gambling business and others to which he pled guilty. Zuriff worked as a bookie and front man for the Russian mafia, operating in Hollywood as well as in New York under the guidance of Hillel Nahmad, an art dealer. Hollywood poker madam, Molly Bloom, revealed that big name Hollywood stars gamble regularly, including Tobey Maguire of Spiderman fame. The Zuriff operation netted them $100 million in unlawful profits.