O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Jim Bakker and his southwestern Missouri church will pay restitution of $156,000 to settle a lawsuit that accused the TV pastor of falsely claiming that a health supplement could cure COVID-19.

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Missouri court records show that a settlement agreement was filed Tuesday.

It calls for refunds to people who paid money or gave contributions to obtain a product known as Silver Solution in the early days of the pandemic.

The settlement prohibits Bakker and Morningside Church Productions from advertising or selling Silver Solution as a treatment for any illness.

Republican Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit in March 2020.

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