OneUnited Bank and Rep. Waters: What’s the connection?

The Times examines the House Ethics Committee’s potential charges against Rep. Maxine Waters.

The specific charges to be filed against Ms. Waters have not been made public.

But House officials confirmed Saturday that the case involved communications Ms. Waters had in fall 2008 with federal officials that at least indirectly touched on the fate of OneUnited, a Boston-based bank with branches in Massachusetts, Florida and California. At the time of Ms. Waters’s phone calls, her husband, Sidney Williams, had recently resigned as a board member of OneUnited but still owned stock in it.

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