WASHINGTON - Securities and Exchange Commissioner Richard Roberts was expected to strongly urge the securities industry last night to press federal regulators to aggressively enforce rules against banks' illegal "tying" of the services they provide to municipal issuers.

In a shift from his earlier position, however, Roberts said banking regulators, such as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board, should take the lead in cracking down on tying, not the SEC.

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