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Rep. Maxine Waters Will Face Ethics Violation Charges

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US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-35th District) will likely face an accusation "of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband," according to LA Now. Waters was made aware of the allegations on Friday, and has told an anonymous source that she "plans to fight the charges in a House trial." The charges against Waters, who serves a swath of Los Angeles that includes Inglewood, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and Gardena, will be made public on Monday by the Office of Congressional Ethics, which has passed their independent findings to the House Ethics Committee, which, in turn, "turned the matter over to a panel of [...] lawmakers who have been conducting their own probe for months."