Family of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos slam claim by her estranged husband that received medical treatment AFTER she disappeared
- Jennifer Dulos has been missing since May 24 and her estranged husband Fotis Dulos faces charges in her disappearance
- Last week Fotis’ lawyer claimed he obtained a medical bill dated July 7, 2019 in her name that could be proof she’s still alive and sought medical treatment
- But Carrie Luft, a spokesperson for Jennifer’s family, denied that claim
- She says the bill was an automatic charge and not an in-person appearance
- ‘To allege that Jennifer obtained medical treatment in July is absurd,’ she said
- Fotis has been charged twice with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution charges in her disappearance
The friends and family of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos are denying her estranged husband’s claims that she may have seen a doctor after she was reported missing.
Jennifer Dulos has been missing since May 24 and her estranged husband Fotis Dulos, with whom she shares five children, is facing charges in connection with her disappearance.
Fotis’ attorney Norm Pattis claimed last week that his client obtained a medical bill dated after Jennifer disappeared that could be proof that she is still alive. The medical bill was dated July 7, 2019 and was for ‘reproductive’ services.
But family spokesperson Carrie Luft has denied that claim, slamming it as ‘absurd’ on Monday, and explaining the bill was an automatic charge that was not actually an in-person hospital appearance.
The friends and family of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos (left) are denying her estranged husband Fotis Dulos’ claims that she may have seen a doctor after she was reported missing
Fotis’ attorney Norm Pattis (right) claimed last week that his client obtained a medical bill dated after Jennifer disappeared that could be proof that she is still alive. The medical bill was dated July 7, 2019 and was for ‘reproductive’ services. Fotis and Norm Pattis above on September 23, 2019
The bill was unveiled in a part of a four-page motion filed in Stamford Superior Court on Friday, according to NBC.
‘If Ms. Dulos herself did, as the bill suggests, receive medical services on July 7, 2019, she is obviously alive, if not necessarily well,’ Pattis wrote in the filing.
Lyft hit back saying: ‘The insurance claim in question, dated July 7, 2019, is for an auto-billed quarterly fee with no connection to in-person services—the Anthem claims summary in Mr. Dulos’s possession lists this same charge every three months.’
‘To allege that Jennifer obtained medical treatment in July is absurd. To allege that Jennifer—together with her family—orchestrated her own disappearance is baseless and cruel,’ it adds.
Luft slammed Pattis’ allegations as a way to ‘blame the victim and inflict pain on her family and loved ones.’
But family spokesperson Carrie Luft has denied that claim on Monday, saying the bill was an automatic charge that was not actually an in-person hospital appearance. Fotis pictured in court on October 4, 2019
In court prosecutors have said that Jennifer is the victim of a serious assault and is believed to be dead.
Fotis’ lawyers on the other hand have argued that Jennifer may have faked her own death.
She disappeared without a trace as the couple was in the middle of a bitter divorce and custody battle over their children.
Police launched an extensive search for the missing mother, using cadaver dogs to scour reservoirs near her home.
Michelle Troconis is said to have admitted she had originally lied to police and could not provide an alibi for her boyfriend on the morning Jennifer went missing
Fotis has now been charged twice with tampering with evidence after he was allegedly caught dumping trash bags with his girlfriend that contained blood-soaked items of Jennifer’s clothing the day she disappeared.
Prosecutors also say they found traces of her blood in seats that were removed from the car Dulos was driving that day.
He has not been charged with killing or assaulting Jennifer. His girlfriend Michelle Troconis has also been charged with tampering with evidence. They have both pleaded not guilty and are free on bail.
Dulos insists that he had nothing to do with her disappearance.
Jennifer has been missing for five months now and the case has only become more and more fraught in court.
In a civil case Jennifer’s mother Gloria Farber is seeking to get back the millions of dollars she alleges her late husband lent to Fotis for his business and their mortgage.
Last week a judge ruled that her attorney would not be allowed to subpoena Pattis to provide the source of Fotis’ attorney’s feed.
Furthermore, Farber’s attorney Richard Weinstein also filed a new motion to depose Fotis’ girlfriend Troconis to find out what role she had in Fotis’ company the Fore Group.