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L.A. Congressmember Maxine Waters Charged with 3 Violations

Maxine Waters | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak
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Three awaited congressional ethics charges against 10-term Los Angeles representative Maxine Waters were announced today and as expected, they revolve around an alleged help she gave to bank where her husband owned lucrative stock. Here's the breakdown of the accusations:

  • She "violated House rules that members 'shall behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect credibility on the House,'" explains the Associated Press. Adds Politico: "The committee charges that [her grandson Mikael] Moore, acting in his capacity as Waters's chief of staff, "was actively involved in assisting OneUnited representatives with their request for capital from Treasury and crafting legislation to authorize Treasury to grant the request." If the feds never intervened, her husband's stock, once $350,000, may have ended up as worthless.