WASHINGTON — A federal court in New Jersey has approved a $46 million settlement between Wachovia Bank NA, now Wells Fargo Bank NA, and the Securities and Exchange Commission over bid-rigging of municipal-bond related contracts as well as the amounts of restitution that are to go to each of the almost 60 state and local issuers that were defrauded.

Judge William Martini of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey in Newark on Thursday signed a final judgment.

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