San Diego has stopped paying the legal fees of a former city manager charged with securities fraud for his role in the city’s pension scandal.

The City Council last week refused to pay bills for former city manager Michael Uberuaga. The Securities and Exchange Commission in April charged Uberuaga and four other senior former officials with fraud earlier this year for failing to disclose the city’s growing, $1 billion-plus unfunded pension liability to investors in 2002 and 2003 bond deals.

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