Maxine Waters hit with ethics violation charges
A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) with violating ethics rules, according to the Associated Press.
Waters, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, would face a trial in the fall unless she negotiates a settlement. The specific charges against Waters were not made public in the announcement Monday from the House ethics committee.
Full story from the Times Washington Bureau: Ethics panel files formal case against Rep. Maxine Waters
Capitalizing on Clout: A Times Investigation
U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters family members have made more than $1
million in the last eight years by doing business with companies,
candidates and causes that the influential congresswoman has helped. In varied ways, they have capitalized on clout she accumulated in
a 28-year career as an elected official who built her power base
among African Americans in South Los Angeles into a national
Photo: A House investigative panel has charged California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters with violating ethics rules. Credit: Associated Press