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Putnam Investments Charged with Fraud

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Putnam Investments Charged with Fraud

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Putnam Investments Charged with Fraud

Putnam Investments Charged with Fraud

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State and federal civil fraud charges are filed against Putnam Investments, the nation's fifth-largest mutual fund company. Regulators say Putnam allowed senior fund managers to siphon money from funds they supervised. The suits also allege that the firm failed to prevent improper trading by some investors from a trade union. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.