Many American are on the belief that the longer politicians are in Washington, the more susceptible to corruption they become.
Today’s Democrats have a way of lending credibility to that notion.
Though corruption knows no particular age, race or creed, there’s one group of Washington insiders who seem to pop up on the malfeasance radar with somewhat stunning regularity.
From Charlies Rangel (D-NY) being found guilty of eleven ethnics violations to shamed former-Congresswoman Corrine Brown (D-FL) being indicted, pleading guilty to 22 federal counts and facing a potential sentence of 357 years to Alcee Hastings (D-FL) (a formerly impeached federal judge) busted for misusing public funds to pay his girlfriend $2.5 million, the CBS (Congressional Black Caucus) members are no strangers to the ethics microscope as they seem to be subject of investigations.
According to our source, USA Politics Today, we can now add Maxine Waters among them too. She was named “one of the most corrupt members of Congress,” by the non-partisan group CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) for an endless string of accusations. She made the CREW list in 2005, 2006, 2009 and appears poised to keep the roll alive in 2017. Waters has used public funds to pay her daughter, Karen Waters, $600.000 since 2006. During her mother’s campaign for the 2016 election cycle, she was paid nearly $70.000.
Karen pulled in $65.287 overseeing the slate mailer operation in 2016 that made her the third-largest recipient of Waters campaign funds during the cycle. Together with her firm Progressive Connections, Karen Waters has received over $600.000 in payments from Waters campaign since 2006.
In 2010, Waters was brought up on three counts of ethics violation by the House Ethics committee for her Congressional advocation on behalf of a bank in which she has a financial interest. And it was her husband, not her. The committee charged her with three counts of violating House rules and the federal ethic code in connection with her effort to arrange a meeting in 2008 between Treasury officials and representatives with OneUnited bank.
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