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Drink the good wine, sell the Louis Vuitton: Alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind told wife to hide assets, feds say

Drink the good wine, sell the Louis Vuitton: Alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind told wife to hide assets, feds say

With his accounts frozen and luxury cars towed, Kevin B. Merrill allegedly planned to flash his wife instructions to hide his remaining treasures.

Instead, prison guards found the note hidden in the sock of the jailed Towson businessman.

“Have your dad take my golf clubs,” he allegedly wrote. “Hide cash or checks … drink good wine in sub zero’s, replace with sh-- wine in basement.”

Federal prosecutors revealed the note in criminal charges filed last month against Amanda Merrill, the 30-year-old wife of the millionaire. They charged her with conspiracy, obstruction, disobeying a court order and removing property to prevent its seizure. Her attorney has declined to...

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