A creditors committee in the bankruptcy case of defunct law firm Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler unsuccessfully tried Thursday to block salary payments to three employees in the wake of founder Scott Rothstein’s alleged $1.2 billion fraud.

The committee’s attorney opposed paying a total of $7,220 to firm CFO Irene Stay, assistant managing shareholder Grant Smith and billing agent Aimee Villegas because of their possible involvement in the alleged Ponzi scheme.