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Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis asks Supreme Court to lift gag order

Jennifer Dulos case: Pattis asks Supreme Court to lift gag order

- Stamford Advocate
The attorney representing Fotis Dulos in the criminal case connected with his estranged wife’s disappearance is asking the state Supreme Court to consider his appeal of a gag order imposed by the judge overseeing the proceedings.
Attorney Norm Pattis contends in a 12-page brief filed Wednesday with the state's highest court that his client's First Amendment rights to free speech are being impeded by the gag order, leaving him defenseless against police leaks and the intense media...

Judge denies $3M request by Jennifer Dulos’ mother in civil suit

Judge denies $3M request by Jennifer Dulos’ mother in civil suit

- Stamford Advocate
A judge has denied Gloria Farber's bid to attach the assets of Fotis Dulos as her $2.5 million lawsuit against him moved toward trial.
Attorney Richard Weinstein, representing Jennifer Dulos’ mother, argued during the proceedings Friday in Hartford civil court for Judge Cesar Noble to increase a $500,000 prejudgment remedy to $3 million.
Weinstein said Fore Group tax returns from 2007 to 2016 indicated Fotis Dulos’ company owed his client’s late husband, Hilliard...

Dulos custody case filing questions grandmother’s mental health

Dulos custody case filing questions grandmother’s mental health

- Stamford Advocate
An attorney representing Fotis Dulos in his divorce and custody battle is seeking a mental health evaluation for Gloria Farber who has been caring for her grandchildren since their mother disappeared.
In a motion filed in Stamford family court Thursday, attorney Rich Rochlin contends that Farber, 85, has had mental health issues in the past and should be evaluated as she is seeking permanent custody of her daughter’s five children.
Rochlin also contends that Farber is paying...

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: 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...

Jennifer Dulos case: Michelle Troconis travel issues focus of brief court hearing

Jennifer Dulos case: Michelle Troconis travel issues focus of brief court hearing

- Stamford Advocate
Michelle Troconis — charged in the disappearance of New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos — had her court-approved trip out of state cut short after just one day because of issues with her GPS monitoring device.
State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo raised the issue during a 90-second pretrial hearing in Troconis’ case Thursday.
Judge Gary White last month granted defense attorney Andrew Bowman’s request to allow his client to travel out of state from June 30...

Lawyers for Jennifer Dulos’ mother say Fotis ‘not a fit parent’ in custody fight

Lawyers for Jennifer Dulos’ mother say Fotis ‘not a fit parent’ in custody fight

- Stamford Advocate
Attorneys for Jennifer Dulos’ mother say Fotis Dulos has for years demonstrated characteristics of being an unfit parent and has continued to show an “inability to act in the best interests of the children” since the disappearance.
Gloria Farber’s attorneys made the claims in a response filed Wednesday to Fotis Dulos’ request for a family court judge to dismiss the 85-year-old’s bid to intervene in the contentious two-year divorce.
Gloria Farber...

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis seeks estranged wife’s medical records

Jennifer Dulos case: Fotis seeks estranged wife’s medical records

- Stamford Advocate
Fotis Dulos’ lawyer is asking a judge for access to his estranged wife’s medical records, which he says may support his theory that Jennifer Dulos staged her own disappearance to frame her husband.
Defense attorney Norm Pattis first floated the theory last month that Jennifer Dulos could have authored her own disappearance a la the novel “Gone Girl.”
During a court appearance days later, Pattis suggested that Jennifer Dulos might have perpetrated a...

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