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Virginia reaches $1.3 million settlement with Commanders over season ticket deposits

Daniel Snyder is gone, but he will never be forgotten.

Certainly not now that there are still protracted lawsuits that have yet to be resolved.

Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares has a $1.3 settlement with the commanders. Miyares said of X: “Previous ownership unlawfully held deposits for years after they should have been returned to season ticket holders. That money is now being repaid.”

Miyares contains a link to one NBCWashington.com story on this issue.

“We are pleased that this settlement has been reached and resolves issues that arose under previous ownership,” the commanders said in a statement to NBC Washington.

More than $600,000 has already been returned to season ticket holders. The team paid an additional $700,000 in fines and costs.

Although the current owner is cutting checks, the purchase price likely reflected the liability Josh Harris and company would take on from Snyder.

“I think it’s safe to say that what we saw here at Washington is that they just saw their fans as a way to make money — the previous ownership, (the) way they handled their security deposits,” said Miyares. “The new owner recognized it, listen, we inherited this, we bought this team. We are going to take ownership of it.”

The Commanders previously reached a deal with Maryland to return deposits to season ticket holders and pay a $250,000 fine. Another $200,000 in refunds and a $425,000 fine were paid to settle DC claims related to the team’s previous practice of taking and keeping season ticket deposits.