Maxine Waters has been charged with three ethics violations. The California Democrat was slapped with the charges Tuesday by the House ethics committee. Waters gave inappropriate bailout assistance to a bank to which she had personal connections, the charges allege. The ethics committee says Waters organized a meeting in 2008 between officials from the U.S. Treasury and executives of OneUnited Bank. The problem? Her husband was once a member of the company’s board and had large investments. OneUnited Bank got $12 million from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, the trough of bailout money pushers insisted was needed to prop up the economy during the depths of the Great Recession.