The Appellate Division, 1st Department has affirmed the conviction on larceny charges of a former law firm partner but has thrown out his conviction on two counts of evidence tampering.

James P. Conroy was found guilty in 2003 on charges he facilitated a con man’s theft of $27.7 million from an offshore investment fund. Prosecutors said Conroy, a former partner at the New York firm now known as Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, lent credibility to the scheme because he had been forced out of the firm and was in poor financial shape.