Paul G. Murphy, a former vice president of Putnam Investments of Boston, was convicted of one count of conspiracy for his part in aiding another Putnam employee in illegally wire transferring $78,909 from an internal Putnam account to another account at the Vanguard Group in Malvern, Pa. in October of 1999, according to a statement released by the U.S. Attorney's office.

U.S. Attorney Donald K. Stern announced last week the conviction of Murphy, who conspired with Robin Kelly, formerly an assistant vice president at Putnam, to steal the money and split their take.

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