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Crime Husband of Missing Connecticut Mom Jennifer Dulos Takes Stand in Civil Lawsuit Brought by Mother-in-Law

00:55  04 december  2019
00:55  04 december  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos in legal battle with in-laws

  Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos in legal battle with in-laws Estranged husband of missing mom Jennifer Dulos in legal battle with in-lawsFotis Dulos will take the stand and is expected to take questions from a lawyer representing his missing wife's mother in a separate civil lawsuit.

Fotis Dulos , the husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos , has been arrested in connection with her disappearance, according to police. (MORE: 'We miss her beyond measure,' family says 1 week after Connecticut mom of 5 vanishes). The couple was taken into custody on

The mother of Jennifer Dulos says she would undergo a psychiatric evaluation, but called the request by Fotis Dulos an example of his “cruelty.” His motion is one more salvo in civil and family court proceedings that have become increasingly tense since Jennifer Farber Dulos disappeared on May 24.

Six months after Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos disappeared after dropping her children off at school, her estranged husband took the stand in a civil lawsuit filed by his mother-in-law.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant/Tribune News Service via Getty Images© Provided by The Daily Beast Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Fotis Dulos, 52, testified in Hartford Superior Court on Tuesday in his own defense against a January 2018 lawsuit filed by Jennifer Dulos’ mother, Gloria Farber. The lawsuit alleges he owes Farber and her late husband nearly $2.54 million in unpaid loans.

In a separate case, Dulos and his estranged girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, have pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with his wife’s May disappearance.

Fotis Dulos, Estranged Husband Of Missing CT Mom Jennifer Dulos, On The Stand In Civil Trial

  Fotis Dulos, Estranged Husband Of Missing CT Mom Jennifer Dulos, On The Stand In Civil Trial Speaking firmly in his Greek-accented English, Fotis Dulos insisted his relationship with his missing wife's father was respectful and even loving before Hilliard Farber's death in 2017.The Farber family is suing Fotis Dulos for unpaid loans that he claimed were gifts.

The estranged husband of missing mother Jennifer Dulos will be in court Tuesday in Hartford. “The money that Mrs. Farber, the mother , is looking for is sizable and she has some very heavy-hitting witnesses, including Bill Cosby’s former lawyer ,” said legal expert Tara Knight.

A "bloodlike substance" that contained Jennifer Dulos ' DNA was found in the vehicle her estranged husband had access to the day she disappeared, according to a new warrant released Wednesday by the Connecticut State Police.

As part of the civil lawsuit, Dulos is accused of using the loans he received from his in-laws over the course of 10 years to finance his house and his home-building company, Fore Group. In court on Tuesday, he insisted the money was a gift from his late father-in-law, Hilliard Farber, who died in 2017.

“He and I had a very good relationship,” Dulos said, according to the Hartford Courant.

Dulos, who is currently free on a $1 million bond, claimed Hillard Farber was “like a second father” who was supportive of his business.

The father-of-five said that Farber encouraged him to start his own building company and arranged a series of loans with promissory notes to the Fore Group between 2004 and 2007. He said their financial relationship was a successful “two-way street,” as Farber would provide the capital for his projects, which Dulos would then pay back upon their completion.

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Fotis dulos , estranged husband of connecticut missing mother , jennifer dulos , and his girlfriend arraigned. Jennifer was last seen driving a black Chevy Suburban on May 24 when she dropped her children off at their private school in New Canaan.

Fotis Dulos , the husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos , has been arrested in connection The couple was taken into custody on Saturday in Avon, Connecticut , police said. In the order, Jennifer Dulos stated that they discussed separating after she learned of her husband 's

“He was incredibly supportive,” Dulos said, adding the Fore Group also gave his father-in-law funds to invest. “He provided advice, he was always there for me and the business.”

With the birth of his fifth child in 2010, Dulos claimed his father-in-law told him “any advancements were not loans,” but gifts, and did not require a promissory note.

But Gloria Farber’s attorney, Richard Weinstein, argued bank records show Dulos paid himself at least $2.2 million from the company’s coffers, and since those funds were not used for business purposes, they must be returned.

Part of the unpaid balance, the lawyer said, includes a loan he was given to build the 14,000-square-foot Farmington mansion Dulos shared with his family until June 2017, when his wife left him and filed for divorce. After his father-in-law’s death, Dulos also stopped paying back the family when his business sold new properties, according to Weinstein.

Fotis Dulos testifies at civil trial in financial dispute with mother of estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, missing since May

  Fotis Dulos testifies at civil trial in financial dispute with mother of estranged wife, Jennifer Farber Dulos, missing since May Fotis Dulos, the Farmington luxury home builder charged in connection with the disappearance of his estranged wife Jennifer Farber Dulos, took the witness stand Tuesday in a trial over a civil lawsuit filed by Farber Dulos’ mother, who claims Dulos owes her late husband’s estate about $3 million in unpaid loans. © Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant/Hartford Courant/TNS Fotis Dulos examines a financial statement during his testimony in a civil case brought by Gloria Farber, the mother of Jennifer Farber Dulos, his estranged wife who disappeared in May of this year.

The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of Her estranged husband , Fotis Dulos , and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, of Farmington, have both The two were taken into custody in Avon late Saturday, police said, without providing details.

Estranged husband of Connecticut mother who vanished three months ago is blaming HER for 'hundreds of thousands of dollars missing Jennifer Dulos vanished on May 24 in New Canaan, Connecticut and Fotis is charged with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in the case.

Although the civil case is unrelated to Dulos’ upcoming trial, Hartford Superior Court Judge Cesar Noble reminded him that anything he says under oath could be used in future criminal proceedings.

Jennifer Dulos, 50, was last seen on May 24 after dropping off her five kids at school. Authorities later found her car abandoned on a New Canaan road. In an arrest warrant application, investigators allege Dulos was “lying in wait” at his estranged wife’s New Canaan home the day she vanished.

While police have not provided details of the crime, investigators say Jennifer was the victim of a “serious physical assault,” and “multiple stains” that “tested positive for human blood” were found on the floor and in a car inside her garage.

The arrest warrant alleged that after the crime, Dulos and his live-in girlfriend, Troconis, dumped several trash bags with bloody items. Evidence at the house also suggests there were “attempts to clean the crime scene,” authorities said. Troconis, 44, told authorities Dulos and his wife were in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle over the children at the time she went missing.

Despite initially telling police that she and her boyfriend shared a shower the morning of the murder, Troconis later recanted and said she did not see Dulos that morning. She also told investigators Dulos borrow a car from one of his employees just before his wife’s disappearance. Troconis told investigators she believed he had the truck washed because “Jennifer at some point was in there.”

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