WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is stepping up its enforcement efforts in the municipal securities market for the first time in more than a decade, with a staff of roughly 30 attorneys charged with investigating and trying muni and public pension fund cases.

The first of the enforcement actions may become public by as early as this summer, Elaine Greenberg, associate regional director of the SEC’s Philadelphia office who is heading the unit with her deputy, Mark Zehner, said in an interview with The Bond Buyer earlier this month.

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