Finding all the riches of alleged fraudster Kevin B. Merrill is pricey work in itself.
The 53-year-old Towson businessman had millions in bank accounts, vacation homes and exotic sports cars. With his criminal case underway, a team of lawyers and investigators set about to sell his treasures and pay back his investors.
The divestment team has billed more than $500,000 for their first 44 days on the job. Despite criticism from the defense team, they say their work is exhaustive and it’s money well-spent.
“If you look at the list of assets, it’s mind...