The AP writes:
The House ethics committee has formally charged California Democrat Maxine Waters with three counts of ethics wrongdoing, including charges that she accepted special
favors for a family member.
The announcement of the charges opens the way for a trial this fall before eight members of the ethics committee -- four Democrats and four Republicans.
Waters, a 10-term representative from Los Angeles who holds a senior position on the Financial Services Committee, has denied the charges. The committee denied her motion to dismiss the charges.
*** UPDATE *** Here are the details of what the Investigative Subcommittee of the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct is alleging.