WASHINGTON -- The Riverside County, Calif., Housing Authority yesterday disputed U.S. attorneys' claims that two federal laws would permit it to rebate $2.25 million of arbitrage profits from the Whitewater Garden bond issue and then seek a refund from a U.S. court.

In a memorandum filed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the authority's lawyers said neither of the federal laws applies to the Whitewater Garden case and that "injunctive relief is the proper -- and only -- relief available."

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