SAN FRANCISCO - The five former San Diego city officials facing civil securities fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission filed motions this week seeking to have the cases dismissed.

The SEC filed the charges against the five individuals in April, some 18 months after it sanctioned the city government for securities fraud, citing its failure to disclose to bond investors the city's growing unfunded pension liabilities and retiree health care liabilities that placed it in serious financial straits.

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