SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Bank is clawing back debt-service payments it erroneously paid investors after a public arena in eastern Washington defaulted.

The bank, acting as trustee, mistakenly made the payments to holders of Greater Wenatchee Regional Events Center Public Facilities District bond anticipation notes that matured Dec. 1. The person who normally processes the payments was out because of a death in the family and the backup employee did not know about the default, the Washington treasurer’s office said. The bank did not respond to a request for comment.

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