WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Rep. Maxine Waters' family has reportedly earned more than $1 million in eight years doing business with other candidates, companies and causes.
The Los Angeles Times reports the daughter and son of the California Democrat garnered fees from campaigns Waters endorsed, and her husband worked for a bond underwriting company with government contracts from her political allies.
The connections are not illegal under California law or House ethics rules.
Waters told the newspaper her family's businesses were separate from her political career.
Citing public disclosure records, the newspaper reported of the $1.7 million L.A. Vote, a Los Angeles political organization that publishes election mailers endorsed by Waters, collected in the last eight years, nearly $450,000 went to Waters' daughter, Karen, and her consulting firm.
Around $115,000 was reportedly paid to the son of the congresswoman.
Waters' husband, Sidney Williams, was reportedly paid nearly $500,000 for consulting work with Siebert, Brandford & Shank, a municipal bond company and from politicians the congresswomen has backed.