Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor predicts ‘media sideshow’ without gag order

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Jennifer Dulos case: Prosecutor predicts ‘media sideshow’ without gag order

STAMFORD — A prosecutor argued in a memo filed late Tuesday that the state’s case against Fotis Dulos could be compromised and become a “media sideshow,” unless a judge imposes a gag order on both attorneys.

State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo filed two memos this week at the Stamford courthouse, supporting his own motion to have a judge issue a gag order in the high-profile case of Jennifer Dulos’ disappearance, and a second memo opposing the defense’s request for the charges to be dismissed.

Fotis Dulos, 52, and Troconis, 44, are each free on $500,000 bond after pleading not guilty to tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution charges in connection with the disappearance .

Colangelo said defense attorney Norm Pattis has “undoubtedly crossed the line” with “improper and damaging” comments made publicly about the case.

“Media coverage has been extensive and pervasive. And much of it is centered on comments (Fotis) Dulos’ lawyer has made — many directly to the press — about the case,” Colangelo said.

Colangelo, who filed a motion last month for the judge to impose a gag order , warned in this week’s memo that Pattis’ statements could prejudice future proceedings in the case.“An essential tenet of the American justice […]

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