AirTalk for August 9, 2010

California House Representative Maxine Waters charged with ethics violations

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U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) speaks during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee

The House ethics committee released formal charges today against Los Angeles-based Democratic House Representative Maxine Waters. She is charged on three accounts of violating ethics rules. The allegations stated that Waters requested federal assistance for a bank in which her husband owns stock, and he had also served on its board of directors. Waters is denying any wrongdoing and is refuting claims that she has any conflicts of interest. Larry talks with KPCC’s Washington D.C. correspondent Kitty Felde about the case.

Guest:

Kitty Felde, Washington D.C. correspondent, KPCC


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