Maxine Waters has been accused of laundering money for her family through her reelection campaign. The Free Beacon reports:
Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) is the subject of a complaint filed to the Federal Election Commission for a campaign operation that has paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars to her daughter, according to reports.
Waters runs a slate mailer, or endorsement mailer, operation through Citizens for Waters, her campaign committee, and has done so for years. The operation has proved lucrative to both the campaign’s coffers and to Karen Waters, Maxine’s daughter.
Karen has collected more than $750,000 in payments for running the operation, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported. The slate mailers also pull in lucrative cash for the Waters campaign. In order to appear on the mailer, a politician must make a donation to the committee.
The mailers are sent to more than 200,000 residents in South Central Los Angeles, where Waters holds considerable clout. A list of candidates “endorsed” by Waters appear on the mailer along with brief quotes.
This is not surprising from Waters, who is known for her machine politics in Los Angeles.