The estranged husband of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos was at a West Hartford law office on Tuesday morning to give a deposition in a civil case against him.
Fotis Dulos was accompanied by his attorney, William Murray, as he arrived.
Dulos was there to answer questions in a deposition in a case brought by Gloria Farber, the mother of Jennifer Dulos.
Farber, representing the estate of her late husband, claims Dulos and his company, the Fore Group, owe money that her husband lent to Dulos before his death.
The deposition comes nearly three months after the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos. She has not been found. Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, are charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in that case.
Speaking prior to the deposition in the civil case, Dulos' attorney said there are many factors to consider about Farber's claim that his client owes her money.
"Those claims have no merit and the public should be mindful of the context in which those claims were asserted. In fact, it's telling that the claims were not asserted until after Mr. Farber's death and the commencement of the custody dispute between Mr. Dulos and his wife, Jennifer," Murray said.
He said he believes Farber is using the other cases against Dulos as leverage in this civil case.
"It's also clear that the intention of the civil matters is to destroy Mr. Dulos' reputation, alienate him from his children, and destroy his business," Murray said.
An attorney for Farber said he will not be making a comment on the matter.