September 21, 2006

Rep. Maxine Waters placed on group's 'most corrupt' list
Watchdog organization names the local representative among 20 in Congress who have allegedly used their offices for personal gain.

Copley News Service

WASHINGTON -- A watchdog group cited South Bay Rep. Maxine Waters as among the 20 most "corrupt members" of Congress in a report released Wednesday that details what it terms "egregious, unethical and possibly illegal activities" among House and Senate members.

The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said Waters, an eight-term Democrat representing 35th District communities stretching from Westchester to Gardena, exercised power in Congress "to financially benefit her daughter, husband and son."