WASHINGTON -- Lance Wilson, a former PaineWebber Inc. vice president who was indicted in January on charges that he wrote false commitment letters to provide bond financing for federal housing projects, has asked the U.S. district court here to dismiss the government's case on procedural grounds.

Mr. Wilson's motion to dismiss or, alternatively, to reduce the charges against him was filed on Aug. 24 immediately after the House cited congressional immunity and refused to comply with a court subpoena of investigative documents. The House records stemmed from a year-long probe into abuses at the Reagan-era Housing and Urban Development Department.

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