Adoptive parents reportedly seek compensation in Veronica case

BY MICHAEL OVERALL, TULSA WORLD Published: September 25, 2013

Contempt of court proceedings in South Carolina could seek compensation from Dusten Brown and the Cherokee Nation for expenses that Baby Veronica’s adoptive parents accumulated in Oklahoma, according to multiple sources.

The proceedings were apparently initiated by the courts, not by Matt and Melanie Capobianco, who spent seven weeks in Oklahoma before taking custody of the 4-year-old girl Monday.

It’s not clear how much money the court could demand from the biological father and his tribe, who fought to keep the girl in Oklahoma. But the court could impose hefty fines on Brown and award legal fees and living expenses to the Capobiancos, sources said. Read the rest of the story at

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