Attorneys for Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of killing his estranged wife Jennifer, will not be allowed to discuss his infamous murder case for four decades under a new legal settlement.
The lawyers must also return $137,000 of the $250,000 retainer Dulos paid them before his 2020 suicide, a probate court judge said Tuesday.
The approved settlements ended lawsuits filed against defense lawyers Norman Pattis and Kevin Smith by Jennifer’s family and Fotis’ estate, according to Hearst Connecticut Media.
An estate lawyer who once suggested Jennifer staged her own disappearance negotiated the unusual 40-year gag order and financial settlement, arguing the family wants to avoid future publicity.
“The heirs of the estate were very concerned about confidentiality,” lawyer Christopher Hug told Probate Judge Evelyn Daly in Farmington on Tuesday.
Fotis Dulos was accused of murdering his wife Jennifer Dulos.New Canaan Police Department via AP, File
Jennifer Dulos disappeared in the spring of 2019 after dropping off the couple’s