Lobbyist paid $15K to congresswoman's husband

The Washington Times reports:

A lobbyist known as one of

WASHINGTON - AUGUST 13: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) holds a news conference to challenge the charges made against her by the House of Representatives ethics committee at the U.S. Capitol August 13, 2010 in Washington, DC. The House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct said it found sufficient evidence that Waters' chief of staff, her grandson Mikael Moore, granted 'special favors' to a struggling Massachusetts-based bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters has requested that a public trial by an ethics committee panel take place before the November election. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

California's most successful power brokers
while serving as a legislative leader in that state paid Rep. Maxine
Waters' husband $15,000 in consulting fees at a time she was
co-sponsoring legislation that would help save the real-estate finance
business of one of the lobbyist's best-paying clients, records show.

It was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) who promised to "drain the swamp" of corruption. Apparently she overlooked this part of the bog. Waters, it should be noted, is no back-bencher. She already faces ethics accusations.

Filed under: Politics

Tags: congressman, corruption, politics

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