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Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Troconis in court, Fotis to discuss finances this week

Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Troconis in court, Fotis to discuss finances this week

- Stamford Advocate
As the search for Jennifer Dulos nears three months, her estranged husband will be questioned this week about his financial affairs and his girlfriend will be back in court on pending criminal charges related to the disappearance.
Fotis Dulos, 52, and Michelle Troconis, 44, have each pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the May 24 disappearance.
Troconis is scheduled to return Monday to state Superior Court in Stamford for what...

Jennifer Dulos case: Intense media attention prompts gag order debate

Jennifer Dulos case: Intense media attention prompts gag order debate

- The Middletown Press
There was a moment this month when Norm Pattis admitted he thought he’d have to call his wife to plead his innocence when he saw a headline about his client, Fotis Dulos, offering his attorney a “sex pad.”
“I did a double take,” Pattis told Stamford Superior Court Judge John Blawie. “I was relieved to find out it wasn’t about me.”
Pattis made the comment as he argued vigorously against the prosecution’s request for a gag order...

Controversial Lawyer Claims Jennifer Dulos Took Thousands From Husband Before She Vanished

Controversial Lawyer Claims Jennifer Dulos Took Thousands From Husband Before She Vanished

- Oxygen
During a contentious court appearance on Friday, August 9, one of the lawyers representing Fotis Dulos claimed that his client’s missing wife, Jennifer, took thousands of dollars from Fotis’ accounts before she vanished.
The claim came as Norm Pattis, the same lawyer who defended controversial radio show host Alex Jones in his defamation case, asked a judge to ignore privacy rules and review Jennifer’s medical records.
The prosecution objected to Pattis’...

Prosecutors ask for 'gag order' in case of missing mom

Prosecutors ask for 'gag order' in case of missing mom

- Eyewitness News WFSB
The attorney for Fotis Dulos is asking a judge to deny what appears to be a “gag” order in the case of his missing estranged wife.
Prosecutors want to prevent Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband and his attorney from talking publicly about this case, which has no doubt gained international attention.
Attorney Norm Pattis is firing back, sharing a 7-page letter, opposing the motion, saying "The motion has the look and feel of pursuit of a “gag” order, and should...

Legal analysts: No Fotis Dulos testimony hurt his case in custody battle

Legal analysts: No Fotis Dulos testimony hurt his case in custody battle

- News 12 CT
The lawyer for the estranged husband of a missing New Canaan woman released a statement Friday after a judge granted custody of the man's children to his ex-mother-in-law.
Norm Pattis, who represents Fotis Dulos, released a statement saying, "Fotis misses his children deeply. The irresponsible manner in which the state has proceeded against him is costing his children the chance for a real relationship with a man who loves them deeply. We are evaluating his appellate options," Pattis...

Mother of missing Conn. woman Jennifer Dulos granted custody of kids

Mother of missing Conn. woman Jennifer Dulos granted custody of kids

- 1010 WINS Radio
The children of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos are now in the custody of Dulos’ mother as police continue to investigate her disappearance more than two months after she vanished, reports say.
A court granted Gloria Farber temporary custody of her five grandchildren on Thursday, according to NBC 4, which reported that Farber has been taking care of the five children since their mother’s disappearance two months ago.
Dulos was last seen dropping off her children...

Grandmother Gets Custody Of Missing Mom Jennifer Dulos' 5 Kids

Grandmother Gets Custody Of Missing Mom Jennifer Dulos' 5 Kids

A Connecticut court ruled that it would be "harmful" for the five Dulos children to be removed from the care of Gloria Farber, Jennifer's mother.

- Oxygen
The mother of missing Connecticut writer Jennifer Dulos has gained custody of the five children Jennifer shared with her estranged husband Fotis.
Gloria Farber won custody of the five kids, who range in age from 8 to 13, on Thursday, NBC News reports.
Fotis, who along with his 44-year-old girlfriend Michelle Troconishas been charged in connection with his wife’s disappearance, has been trying to get custody of the children.
“Fotis misses his children deeply,"...

Jennifer Dulos case: No ‘clear video’ of Fotis dumping bags, Pattis says

Jennifer Dulos case: No ‘clear video’ of Fotis dumping bags, Pattis says

- Stamford Advocate
Defense attorney Norm Pattis said he is underwhelmed by evidence turned over by prosecutors so far in the Jennifer Dulos disappearance case.
“It was like waking up Christmas morning and getting an IOU,” Pattis said during an interview with WPLR’s Chaz and AJ.
“We still don’t have the evidence that they say they have, even,” he said.
In a motion to dismiss hindering prosecution and evidence tampering charges against Fotis Dulos, Pattis said...

Jennifer Dulos case: Will dismissal argument reveal more evidence?

Jennifer Dulos case: Will dismissal argument reveal more evidence?

- Stamford Advocate
A motion filed this week by Fotis Dulos’ lawyers asking a judge to dismiss the charges against him presents an interesting argument but may have an ulterior motive.
“I think that this is an effort on the defense’s part to get more discovery,” said Brittany Paz, a defense attorney and former associate of Fotis Dulos defense lawyer Norm Pattis. “The problem is that this is an ongoing investigation and so discovery has been sparse.”
Fotis Dulos and...

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis’ lawyers want charges dismissed

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis’ lawyers want charges dismissed

- Stamford Advocate
Lawyers representing Fotis Dulos claimed in a court filing on Wednesday that the prosecution has “put the cart before the horse” by charging their client in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.
The attorneys filed a motion Wednesday — two months since Jennifer Dulos vanished — to dismiss the tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution charges against her estranged husband.
“The defendant stands charged with two crimes that have no...

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