The amount is in addition to the $2.6 million penalty he must pay as a result of a 2017 lawsuit that accused him of soliciting kickbacks and laundering donations.

Initiative sponsor Tim Eyman will have to pay nearly $2.9 million to reimburse Washington taxpayers for costs and fees related to the campaign finance lawsuit brought against him by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

The amount is in addition to the $2.6 million penalty Eyman was ordered to pay in February as a result of the 2017 lawsuit by Ferguson’s office that accused Eyman of soliciting kickbacks, laundering donations and flouting campaign finance law in a long-running scheme to enrich himself.

In February, Thurston County Superior Court Judge James Dixon also ruled that Eyman will no longer be allowed to have any financial control over political committees.

The court previously found Eyman committed other violations as part of the case, including that he failed to disclose more than $766,000 in campaign contributions that he received in personal accounts.

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