Jon Returns Cash, But Kate Doesn't: Lawyer

Kate will faces contempt for declining to account for $55,000
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 23, 2009 3:05 PM CDT
Kate Gosselin, formerly of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” now renamed "Kate Plus Eight" on cable television's The Learning Channel, is interviewed by NBC "Today" television program co-host Meredith Vieira in New...   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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(Newser) – Jon Gosselin has returned enough of the $180,000 he withdrew from a family bank account to avoid being held in contempt of court, his lawyer says. Instead, his estranged wife may end up in contempt: The court also ordered Kate Gosselin to account for $55,000 she took from the account, Mark Heller tells People. The lawyer wouldn’t say how much Jon returned, but he did have the option to reserve some of the $180,000 if he showed it was put to “appropriate use.”