The D.C. city ethics board issued its largest-ever fine against Evans for violations related to his outside employment while in office on the same day early voting started in a primary election in which Evans is trying to reclaim his old seat, from which he resigned earlier this year. Evans said he welcomed the negotiated settlement, which found the violations were based on his “mistaken understanding” of ethics rules.

The settlement wraps up a probe that started more than two years ago, scrutinizing the ties between Evans and businesses that employed him as a lawyer or consultant.
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