WASHINGTON -- U.S. prosecutors have widened their case against HUD scandal figure Leonard Briscoe, charging that he defrauded the government to obtain a grant for a Texas housing project by fabricating letters committing PaineWebber Inc. to underwrite $80 million of taxable municipal bonds for the project.

The new charges, contained in a superceding indictments against Mr. Briscoe filed on Nov. 21 by Independent Counsel Arlin Adams, center on Mr. Briscoe's Overton Ridge Park apartment development in Fort Worth.

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