WASHINGTON -- U.S. attorneys asked a U.S. district court yesterday to dismiss the Riverside County Housing Authority's lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department because alternative relief is available to the authority in the Whitewater Garden bonds tax dispute.

The Riverside County authority is seeking a court injunction against the two U.S. agencies to block them from either collecting $2.25 million in arbitrage profits from the $17.5 million Whitewater Garden bond issue or revoking the tax-exempt status of the bonds.

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