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February 6, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car dealer is not the normal career path to foreign service, but if Sidney Williams prevails, he will go from being a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Hollywood to being the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. At 51, Williams has been a lot of other things, too: former professional football player (Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), aide and chief of staff to former Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham, a minority business developer with former teammate Jim Brown.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1994 | CARLA HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Car dealer is not the normal career path to foreign service, but if Sidney Williams prevails, he will go from being a Mercedes-Benz dealer in Hollywood to being the U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas. At 51, Williams has been a lot of other things, too: former professional football player (Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins), aide and chief of staff to former Los Angeles City Councilman David Cunningham, a minority business developer with former teammate Jim Brown.
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NATIONAL
August 1, 2010 | By James Oliphant and Richard Simon
The prospect of two long-serving African American lawmakers in the House enduring unprecedented public ethics trials seems likely to add to the growing tension between black members of Congress and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill and in the Obama administration. Congressional sources confirmed late Friday that later this year Rep. Maxine Waters (D- Los Angeles) will face an ethics proceeding likely related to allegations that she sought to help a bank with ties to her husband receive federal bailout funds.
NATIONAL
March 13, 2009 | Richard Simon and E. Scott Reckard
Rep. Maxine Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, has come under scrutiny because of bailout funds that went to a bank in which her husband had owned stock and served on the board. Waters was a senior member of the congressional committee dealing with the financial crisis when OneUnited Bank -- one of the nation's largest minority-owned institutions -- received $12 million in bailout funds.
NEWS
May 10, 1993 | PAUL HOUSTON
BAHAMAS BOUND? A big pay-back may be in the works for Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who co-chaired Bill Clinton's presidential campaign in California last year. The White House has penciled in her husband, Sidney Williams, a Mercedes-Benz salesman in Hollywood, for ambassador to the Bahamas. How would the post affect the couple's routine of getting together when Waters flies home on weekends to her South-Central district? "It won't be a big problem," Williams said.
NEWS
February 9, 1994 | From Associated Press
The Senate approved the nominations of four Democratic loyalists to ambassadorial posts Tuesday after a four-month delay because of questions about their foreign policy expertise. M. Larry Lawrence, a San Diego developer and hotel owner, was confirmed as ambassador to Switzerland by a 76-19 vote. The other three, Sidney Williams for the Bahamas, K. Terry Dornbush for the Netherlands and Thomas Siebert for Sweden, were approved by voice vote.
NEWS
August 8, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
Walter Jones' vision of what may become of the small baseball diamond at Helen Keller Park is grim. "It'll probably have big old weeds growing, kind of like in 'Field of Dreams,' except that was corn and this will just be weeds and stuff," said Jones, a recreation supervisor at the park. Nearly a week after the county Board of Supervisors approved an $8.
NATIONAL
July 31, 2010 | By Richard Simon and Lisa Mascaro, Reporting from Washington
A House panel is preparing to accuse Rep. Maxine Waters of at least one ethics violation in her efforts to help a bank with ties to her husband, and the longtime Los Angeles Democrat plans to fight the charges in a House trial, according to a source familiar with the case. The allegations were presented Friday to Waters, the source said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is confidential. Waters, an outspoken legislator who has held elective office in Sacramento or Washington for more than three decades, could not be reached Friday night.
NEWS
October 10, 1993 | SANDRA HERNANDEZ
The county has turned over the management of the Chester L. Washington Golf Course to a group of private investors who have agreed to spend $900,000 to renovate the course. The CW Golf Partners--Vince Evans, a Los Angeles Raider; Sidney Williams, husband of Rep. Maxine Waters, (D-Los Angeles), and a former Cleveland Brown; and Edward K. Waters, the congresswoman's son--and American Golf Corp. acquired a 25-year lease to the park at 120th Street and Western Avenue last month.
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August 10, 2010 | By Richard Simon, Los Angeles Times
As Rep. Maxine Waters was warned against interceding on behalf of a bank with ties to her husband, her chief of staff, who is also her grandson, was "actively involved" in working to help the institution, according to a House Ethics Committee report released Monday that accuses the longtime Los Angeles political figure of three ethics violations. Waters was accused of violating three rules — one that requires its members to "behave at all times in a manner that shall reflect creditably on the House," a second that prohibits lawmakers from using their influence for personal benefit and a third forbidding the dispensing of favors.
NEWS
September 25, 2012 | By Richard Simon, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee on Tuesday formally ended its investigation of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, announcing its unanimous decision to drop the case because the veteran Los Angeles lawmaker did not break any rules. The 10-member panel, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, determined that the evidence "does not establish, to the standard of clear and convincing evidence, that Rep. Waters violated House rules. "   There was no immediate response from Waters' office.
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