Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos, crossed state lines into New York on Monday.
Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, 44, are each free on bail while charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance.
As a condition of his bail, Fotis Dulos must stay in Connecticut, and is wearing a GPS monitoring device.
His lawyer, Norm Pattis, said Tuesday his client briefly crossed the state line. He said court officials are aware of the issue.
“Probation is aware of it,” Pattis said. “It’s no big deal.”
Crossing state lines could violate the conditions of his release, and a judge could raise or revoke his bail.
One of his lawyers told NBC Connecticut that Fotis Dulos “was directed by Waze to avoid a major accident and briefly veered into New York unbeknownst to him on his way to a property he owns in New Canaan.”
Since posting bail, Fotis Dulos has been seen at 61 Sturbridge Hill Road, a New Canaan property owned by his real estate development company, Fore Group. The 7,000-square-foot home, listed at $4.8 million and located near Pound Ridge, N.Y., is where neighbors said they heard loud banging noises the morning after Jennifer Dulos went missing.
A former Fore Group employee who was working on the Sturbridge Hill Road home was seen driving Fotis Dulos’ Ford Raptor pickup truck in New Canaan the day of the disappearance. But Lindy Urso, an attorney representing the man, said his client has cooperated with investigators and has been ruled out as a suspect.
Jennifer Dulos was last seen around 8 a.m. May 24 after dropping off her five children at New Canaan Country School. After missing several doctors appointments in New York, she was reported missing around 7 p.m. that night.
According to their arrest warrants, Fotis Dulos and Troconis were seen on video surveillance driving on Albany Avenue in Hartford around the time Jennifer Dulos was reported missing.
Fotis Dulos was seen tossing garbage bags into more than 30 trash bins in a four-mile span that were later determined to have his estranged wife’s blood on some of them, the warrants said. State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo also said Fotis Dulos’ DNA was found mixed with his wife’s blood on the faucet of her kitchen sink.
Fotis Dulos is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug 2.
A family court hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday when a judge will listen to arguments whether Pattis violated a court order by making statements to the media that contained information sealed in the Dulos divorce case.