SAN ANTONIO — “Numerous” municipal market participants have queried the ­Securities and Exchange Commission about bringing muni bond ­abuses to its attention under a new ­congressionally mandated program that provides incentives for whistle-blowers, a top SEC enforcement attorney told bond ­attorneys gathered here Thursday.

Mark Zehner, deputy director of the SEC’s new municipal and public pension fund enforcement unit, said the inquiries come as the commission begins to ­implement a provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires it to give a percentage of any funds recovered in an enforcement action to individuals who brought the wrongdoing to light.

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