Dulos Back In Court; Judge Does Not Rule On Gag Order Or Motion To Dismiss

Aug 9, 2019

Fotis Dulos, charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with his wife's disappearance, appears in Stamford Superior Court with his attorney Norm Pattis, left, Friday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Stamford, Jennifer Dulos has been missing since May 24, when she was last seen in New Canaan.
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A superior court judge in Stamford, Connecticut delayed the state’s request for a gag order in the case against New Canaan man Fotis Dulos.

 


Dulos is charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the disappearance of his wife Jennifer in May.

The state’s attorney filed a motion seeking to prevent statements to the press that could influence the case. Dulos’s attorney, Norm Pattis, has spoken extensively to the press about the case.

Pattis said he had an obligation to defend his client.

“Our view is, given the extraordinary interest the world at large has taken in Mr. Dulos, I not only have the responsibility, I have the right to speak out on his behalf. And I intend to keep doing so.”

The judge did not rule on Pattis’s request to dismiss charges, and denied his request to see Jennifer Dulos’s medical records. Pattis has said he thinks Jennifer Dulos may have staged her own disappearance.