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Congresswoman Maxine Waters Will Not Be Charged With Ethics Violations

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Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (2nd R) and her husband Sidney Williams (L) listen to opening statements during a rare open House Committee on Ethics hearing in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. A long-running investigation found that Waters did not commit an ethics violaiton when her office in late 2008 set up a meeting with top Treasury Department officials on behalf of a bank Williams owned stock in, at a time when the bank faced possible collapse because of the financial crisis. However, Waters' Chief of Staff and grandson, Mikael Moore, was issued a letter of reproval for three ethics violations for helping the bank.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) (2nd R) and her husband Sidney Williams (L) listen to opening statements during a rare open House Committee on Ethics hearing in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill September 21, 2012 in Washington, DC. A long-running investigation found that Waters did not commit an ethics violaiton when her office in late 2008 set up a meeting with top Treasury Department officials on behalf of a bank Williams owned stock in, at a time when the bank faced possible collapse because of the financial crisis. However, Waters’ Chief of Staff and grandson, Mikael Moore, was issued a letter of reproval for three ethics violations for helping the bank. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters will not be charged with ethics violations.

At a meeting Friday, House Ethics Committee members said they have not found any violations.

Waters is a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee who fought allegations that she tried to steer a U.S. financial bailout to a bank where her husband is an investor.

The committee, however, said Waters’ chief of staff, Mikael Moore, did take actions in Congress in an attempt to help the bank and violated standards of conduct. Moore likely will receive a letter admonishing him for his conduct.

Virginia Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte, who is acting chairman of the panel, announced the tentative findings at a hearing but noted the committee has not issued a final report.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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