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Fotis Dulos Biography

Fotis Dulos is the estranged husband of missing Connecticut woman Jennifer Farber Dulos, who vanished in New Canaan amid a contentious divorce case and child custody battle. His 50-year-old wife was last seen May 24 shortly after dropping their five children off at school in the Fairfield County town.

Jennifer Farber Dulos has been missing since May 2019. Her body has not been found. Mawhinney, Fotis Dulos and Troconis were arrested on January 7, 2020. Dulos was charged with murder, while Mawhinney and Troconis are facing conspiracy to commit murder charges. Mawhinney has not yet been taken into custody. The Courant’s Dave Altimari reports that Connecticut State Police troopers descended on family court in Hartford on Tuesday to try to find Mawhinney. Dulos and Troconis had previously been arrested in June 2019 on tampering with evidence charges.


New Canaan Police have been investigating her disappearance along with the Connecticut State Police Major Crimes Squad and other agencies. The arrests come after The Hartford Courant reported investigators obtained DNA from Fotis Dulos and searched his Farmington home. Fotis Dulos and Troconis were interviewed by police on Saturday before they were arrested. Police have also searched another Farmington property owned by Fotis Dulos and in a Hartford neighborhood where he was seen on surveillance video in the days after his estranged wife vanished.

Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend Michelle Troconis pictured in their mugshot photos.

WFSB-TV, citing police sources close to the investigation, reported that Dulos disappearance was being investigated as a homicide. The Hartford Courant reported on May 30 that traces of blood and other evidence leading investigators to suspect Dulos was the victim of a violent crime were found in her New Canaan home. Sources told the newspaper the scene appeared to have been cleaned up. Police haven’t commented on the reports.

Fotis Dulos and his attorneys have not commented. According to WTIC-TV, Jennifer Dulos had a restraining order against her husband.

Fotis Dulos Biography

In court documents connected to the divorce case, both Fotis and Jennifer Dulos made accusations against each other. Jennifer Dulos said she was afraid of her husband and feared she would be harmed by him or he would kidnap his children and take them out of the country. Fotis Dulos grew up in Greece and has family there. In 2018, a judge gave full physical custody of the couple’s five children to Jennifer Dulos and ordered that Fotis Dulos only have contact with the children during supervised visits and on recorded speakerphone calls. Fotis Dulos disputed his estranged wife’s claims and accused her of being an unfit mother, according to documents. He also said she lied to him when he left with his children and has sought to punish him through legal filings.

Jennifer Farber Dulos, a writer, and Fotis Dulos, the president and CEO of the prominent luxury home builder company Fore Group, met at Brown University and married in 2004. Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce in 2017.

“We are asking anyone who had contact with Jennifer Dulos on Friday, May 24th, 2019 or has information regarding her disappearance to call the New Canaan Police Tip Line at 203-594-3544,” New Canaan Police said. Her Chevrolet Suburban was found on May 24 at Waveny Park. Police have searched the New Canaan park and the Welles Lane neighborhood where Jennifer lives. Her family and friends issued a statement saying, “Those who know Jennifer know her to be a devoted mother; an extremely thoughtful, reliable, and organized woman; and attest that she would never, ever, disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children.”

According to the Courant, sources said Dulos was reported missing by two friends on Friday. She dropped her children off at school in New Canaan and then missed an 11 a.m. appointment, the newspaper reports. She then missed another appointment at 1 p.m. that same day and her friends called police about 7 p.m. to report her missing.

Fotis Dulos Biography

Fotis Dulos Was Accused of Exhibiting ‘Irrational, Unsafe, Bullying, Threatening & Controlling Behavior’ & Jennifer Dulos Said She Feared He Would ‘Harm Me in Some Way’ for Filing for Divorce

Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce from her husband Fotis Dulos in state Superior Court in Stamford on June 20, 2017, according to the Connecticut Judicial Branch website. After filing for divorce, Jennifer Dulos left the Farmington home she co-owns with her husband and moved to a rented house in New Canaan.


The Dulos have five children, including three sons and two daughters, ranging in age from 8 to 13. The Dulos kids include two sets of twins.

The heated divorce and child custody case has had hundreds of motions filed and hearings held since 2017. In addition, a guardian ad litem, or GAL, was appointed to represent the children in the case. The GAL was requested by Jennifer Dulos, court documents show. Attorney Michael Meehan was appointed by a judge after an agreement by the couple in August 2017. A GAL is used to “independently represent the best interests of the child.” According to The Advocate, the hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, was requested by Meehan, “regarding the safety of the children.” Meehan declined to comment to the newspaper about the case. The hearing was postponed after Jennifer Dulos disappeared.

In June 2017, Jennifer Dulos wrote in court documents, that her husband had “exhibited irrational, unsafe, bullying, threatening and controlling behavior.” A month after filing for divorce, in July 2017, Jennifer Dulos sought an emergency order of custody, saying her husband’s behavior, “significantly intensified in the last three weeks and I am afraid for my safety.” She also said she was concerned for the safety of her children. She wrote in the document:

I am afraid of my husband. I know that filing for divorce, and filing this motion will enrage him. I know he will retaliate by trying to harm me in some way. He has the attitude that he must always win at all costs. He is dangerous and ruthless when he believes that he has been wronged. During the course of our marriage, he told me about sickening revenge fantasies and plans to cause physical harm to others who have wronged him. For example, flying a plane over an ex-client’s home and dropping a brick on his house. I fear for my family’s safety and I believe him to be highly capable and vengeful enough to take the children and disappear.

She also said Fotis Dulos, “made a specific threat to kidnap the children,” and take them to Greece or another country. She said he would “take all of the children, disappear,” and “you will never find us,” according to court documents. She said he applied for Greek passports for himself and the children and scheduled an interview with the Greek consulate in New York City.

She also said her estranged husband had bought a handgun. “I am terrified for my family’s safety, especially since discovering the gun, since my husband has a history of controlling, volatile and delusional behavior,” she wrote in the affidavit. She said when she learned he had a gun, he became, “enraged,” and “stood inches from her face and berated her. He followed her upstairs and trapped her in a bedroom, physically intimidating her.”

Fotis Dulos responded by saying he, “never physically threatened, stalked or assaulted,” Jennifer Dulos and had never threatened to take the children to Greece. He also denied buying a gun in order to threaten her. He voluntarily turned the gun into Farmington Police, court documents show. He said in a court filing, he “legally purchased a gun because he wanted to learn how to use a firearm in case he needed to protect his family.”

Judge Thomas Colin rejected the request, writing that Jennifer Dulos, “has not established by a preponderance of the evidence that there is an immediate and present risk of physical danger or psychological harm to the parties’ children.” He set up a temporary custody plan that included the children staying in New Canaan. Colin wrote:

It is clear that in the weeks immediately preceding the filing of this action, the atmosphere in the parties’ home deteriorated. The plaintiff was upset over the breakdown of the marriage and what she perceived to be the defendant’s controlling and aggressive behavior. The defendant became upset because he felt that he could no longer control the situation and unilaterally dictate its outcome. Arguments followed, including in the presence of the children. Things were said in anger. However, the court is hopeful that once things settle down and cooler heads prevail, these extremely well educated and accomplished parents will be able to reach an agreement on a mutually acceptable parenting plan, with the assistance of their experienced and talented counsel.

In January 2018, after Jennifer Dulos again requested an emergency custody order, Fotis Dulos responded by saying that his estranged wife had boasted to her children that she could have him hurt, making “disparaging comments,” and sayiing she could “have the Mafia break your dad’s legs with a baseball bat.”

But Judge Donna Heller wrote in March 2018, that there was “no credible evidence to support the defendant’s claim that the plaintiff had hired a hit man to break his legs. To the contrary, the evidence supports the conclusion that the defendant fabricated the charge.”

Fotis Dulos Biography

Heller found that Fotis Dulos broke court orders in multiple ways, “to achieve his personal goals,” including by getting his children to lie for him. A psychiatrist hired by Meehan found that Fotis Dulos’ actions caused psychological harm to the children, Heller wrote.

Heller ruled in that March 2018 order that Jennifer Dulos have sole physical custody of the children, and final decision-making authority with regards to them, while they shared joint legal custody. Fotis Dulos, would have visitation, “in a public supervised setting and to have telephone access to them by speakerphone, so that the calls may be monitored.” ]

In one incident, Fotis Dulos was accused of almost striking her with his SUV when he came to pick up the children. She wrote in court documents that he swerved at the last minute after accelerating toward her and their children witnessed it. After that, she wrote that he told her, “You should be locked away,” and, “Why don’t you pop another pill?” She also wrote that he told her, “You’re insane,” “You should be put in an insane asylum,” “You are an unfit mother,” and “I can do whatever I want. You don’t have a restraining order,” The Connecticut Post reports.

On May 8, 2019, in one of the most recent filings in the case, Jennifer Dulos filed a motion for contempt, claiming her estranged husband filed “improper and misleading financial affidavits.” The motion states that he, “seeks to hide the true value of the business entity which is known as the Fore Group Inc … of which he is the sole shareholder, and which is also his altered ego and identity of interest.” Jennifer Dulos’ attorney wrote:

The Defendant continues to conceal the value of the Fore Group Inc. while annotating his financial affidavit with the comment that he is too poor to hire a business valuator to establish a value for the business and his concomitant claim that he does not have any idea as to the value of his business—despite personal net worth statements and applications for loans from financial institutions and banks made in connection with loans from Fore Group, Inc., for which is under ongoing obligations to report adverse financial conditions to the lender,” it said…. (He) has stonewalled discovery of his personal and business finances and engaged in conduct designed and intended to hide the true nature of various business transactions during period relevant to this action for dissolution of marriage.

Jennifer Dulos requested that Fotis Dulos, “provide full and unlimited access to the books, records and ESI [Employees’ State Insurance] of his personal and corporate finances.” He objected to the motion.

Fotis Dulos Biography

Fotis Dulos told a different story in court documents. He claimed that his estranged wife was trying to alienate him from his children, WTIC-TV reports. A day before Jennifer Dulos filed for divorce in 2017, Fotis Dulos called Farmington Police and said he was concerned about his children.

“I am worried about my wife and kids because they left to go to New York and I haven’t been able to get in touch with them,” Dulos told a dispatcher. “I’ve been texting and I see that the texts are being delivered, but no one is responding to me.”

He wrote in court documents that she had said she was taking the children to a gravesite when they fled Farmington on Father’s Day in 2017, but was really taking them to their new home in New Canaan. He argued that her lie and the medications she takes, including psychotic and anti-anxiety medication, “renders her incapable of parenting.”

Fotis Dulos said in a court document that the original separation plan was for the children and Jennifer Dulos to move to her mother’s house in Pound Ridge, New York, where they would live during the week and in the summer. He would stay in a guest house in the property, “to spend as much time with the minor children as possible.” They would spend weekends at their home in Farmington.

Jennifer Dulos replied, “He also informed me that he will come and go from my mother’s residence whenever he wants during the week. Essentially, he expects to continue to exhibit complete control over me and the children.”

Fotis Dulos Sought Custody of His 5 Children While His Wife Is Missing & Says His Mother-in-Law Is Keeping Them Under Armed Guard at Her NYC Apartment

Fotis Dulos has asked for custody of his children after his estranged wife’s disappearance.

Fotis Dulos has sought custody of his five children while his wife is missing, according to a letter sent to the judge in the divorce case by his attorney. Fotis Dulos’ attorney also said in the letter that the children are with their grandmother, Gloria Farber, who is Jennifer’s mother.

“On Friday, May 24, 2019, Ms. Jennifer Dulos was reported missing. At the same time, her nanny … brought all five Dulos children to New York City to the apartment of Gloria Farber, Ms. Dulos’ 85-year-old mother,” Fotis’ attorney wrote in the letter to Judge Donna Heller on May 29. “They have since hired an armed bodyguard and remain in New York. … My client has joint custody, but is limited by your orders. However, at this point, the court needs to take action to provide my client with custody (or someone with the legal ability to act).”

Fotis Dulos has been living at his Farmington home that he co-owns with Jennifer Dulos, WTIC-TV reports. The house listed for sale for $4.35 million. Dulos’ company, Fore Group, is also based at the home.

The New York Post reports that Fotis Dulos tried to visit his children at their grandmother’s apartment on May 29, but he was turned away by the security guards hired by her.


Jennifer Farber Dulos is a writer and has blogged about being a parent on the Patch.com websites in Farmington and Avon. She also ran her own blog, called “fivemakesseven.com.” According to her bio on the Patch website, “Before she was a mom, she was a writer in New York, doing journalism, essays, plays and screenplays, and is currently finishing a novel.”

A family spokesperson, Carrie Luft, told ABC’s “Good Morning America,” on May 30, “It’s devastating, a heartbreaking situation. We are all incredibly concerned, but very hopeful she will come back to us safe and sound. And a great deal of what is keeping everyone going is the outpouring of support from the public.”

Fotis Dulos Biography

Luft added that her children are desparate for her to return home, saying, “They miss their mother terribly, but they are doing as well under the circumstances as one coul. Jennifer is an incredibly devoted mother. She is also the most reliable and conscientious person I know. She is never late for anything, she shows up early to everything in her life. I, and her friends and family, know she would never ever disappear voluntarily.”

Her family and friends issued a statement after her disappearance.

“Since learning of the disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos, our beloved daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend, we have been heartbroken; at the same time, we are moved and inspired by the support, assistance, concern, and love extended by so many,” the family and friends said in a statement obtained by WTIC-TV. “Those who know Jennifer know her to be a devoted mother; an extremely thoughtful, reliable, and organized woman; and attest that she would never, ever, disappear when she is responsible for the lives of five loving and energetic children. Jennifer is gentle, kind, intelligent, and funny, and above all she prioritizes the health and happiness of her children. She and the children have been embraced by the New Canaan Country School community, where they have made good friends and are active in athletics and arts.”

Her friends and family added, “Before living in New Canaan, Jennifer and her family resided in Farmington, where she was a beloved class parent among the Renbrook School community. We are touched by the outpouring of support from friends and colleagues in Farmington, Avon, and West Hartford. We express our sincere thanks to the law enforcement officers in both New Canaan and the Connecticut State Police. We are also deeply grateful to the New Canaan Country School for their incredible outpouring of support and care during this extremely difficult time.”

 

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