WASHINGTON -- The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board yesterday released the details of its tough new rule that would prevent dealers from making political contributions designed to capture an issuer's business or put a firm in the running for deals.

Under proposed Rule G-37. which is spelled out in the board's August issue of MSRB Reports, firms and individual dealers would have to stand ready to prove to regulators that any contributions made to issuers were done without the intention of getting, keeping. or "otherwise influencing" the award of bond underwriting business.

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