WASHINGTON - The Securities and Exchange Commission filed securities fraud charges against five former San Diego officials yesterday in federal court, claiming they made false and misleading statements in connection with $260 million of the city's municipal securities sold in 2002 and 2003 as well as in presentations made to rating agencies and secondary market disclosures.

The officials are: former city manager Michael T. Uberuaga; former city auditor and comptroller Edward P. Ryan; former deputy city manager of finance Patricia Frazier; former assistant city auditor and comptroller Teresa A. Webster; and former city treasurer Mary E. Vattimo.

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