California Democrat Says She’s Innocent of Ethics Violation Charges
August 6, 2010 - 11:29 AMCalif Rep. Waters wants ethics charges made public
But Waters told Santa Monica public radio station KCRW on Thursday that she can't discuss the charges herself because of a confidentiality agreement.
The 10-term Democrat has been charged with violations by the Congressional Ethics Committee because she asked regulators to help a bank in which her husband had a financial interest.
The bank later received $12 million in bailout funds.
The ethics committee announced it's charged Waters but hasn't released the details and hasn't set a date for her trial. It's supposed to do so when Congress returns from summer recess in September - only weeks before congressional elections.
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