DENVER -- Despite new media attention on the matter, a Denver official denied this week that the Securities and Exchange Commission is widening its investigation of Denver's ties to its former financial adviser, Mark S. Ferber.

Assistant city attorney Lee Marable confirmed Wednesday that his office received a second request for documents from the SEC in March after an initial request in January. He said the March request, made by the SEC's Washington office, was for documents describing Denver's selection process for investment advisers and underwriters.

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