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Sean P. Murphy

In 30 years at the Globe, Sean P. Murphy has worked as a general assignment reporter, an enterprise reporter, the federal court reporter, an investigative reporter, the casino and gambling reporter and, now, the consumer advocacy reporter. He is also a law school graduate and part-time journalism professor.

Latest stories

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

An inheritance damaged by delayed property taxes

By , Globe Staff

Barry Arntz thought he and his sister owned the house passed down to them by their deceased mother “free and clear” — no mortgages, no liens, no encumbrances of any sort.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Apartment management won’t return security deposit? That’s just one problem at this Revere complex

By , Globe Staff

Gunnar Vincens simply wanted his $1,700 security deposit after he moved out of Water’s Edge in Revere. At first, he got lots of assurances he’d get his money. He’s still waiting.

SEAN P. MURPHY | THE FINE PRINT

Fidelity sent back a $6,500 IRA payment because the postmark was smudged

By , Globe Staff

Fidelity said Wendy Dodek missed the deadline to invest in her IRA because the smudged postmark from the post office was illegible.

Sean P. Murphy | The Fine Print

Sneaking a fingerprint of a dead body to sell tokens

By , Globe Staff

A couple days after his father’s death, a grief-stricken man named Eric escorted his 87-year-old mother to a Malden funeral home that specializes in cremations.