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Attorney Andrew Bowman, right, speaks during the arraignment of his client Michelle C. Troconis, 44, on charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and first-degree hindering prosecution at Norwalk Superior Court in Norwalk, Conn. Monday, June 3, 2019. Fotis Dulos, 51, and his girlfriend, Michelle C. Troconis, 44, were arrested at an Avon hotel late Saturday night and held on a $500,000 bond for charges of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence and first-degree hindering prosecution. Fotis Dulos is the estranged husband of Jennifer Dulos, the 50-year-old mother of five who has been missing since May 24.

There are potential big developments in the case of Jennifer Dulos, who has been missing for two weeks.

Michelle Troconis and her attorney, Andrew Bowman, met with authorities at his Westport office, according to CBS New York. Richard Colangelo, the state’s attorney for the Stamford-Norwalk judicial district, also attended the meeting.

Colangelo declined to comment about the meeting when reached Friday morning.

While it’s not known if Troconis has provided any vaulable information, meeting with detectives and the state’s attorney could shed some light on where Jennifer Dulos is located.

Bowman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Troconis was released on bail this week, while her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, remains held at the Bridgeport Correctional Center unable to post $500,000 bond. They have each been charged with tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution in connection with the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos.

CBS New York reported state police detectives were seen carrying in audio visual equipment into Bowman’s Westport office. It’s the kind of equipment to take statements from suspects.

Eugene Riccio, Fotis Dulos’ criminal defense attorney, also declined to comment about the meeting.

"It would not be productive for me to make any statement regarding that report,” he said Friday.

Riccio also declined to comment on the motion filed Thursday by Michael Rose, who has requested to be removed as Fotis Dulos’ divorce attorney.

“Good cause exists to grant this motion because considerations other than compensation prevent the firm from continuing to represent the defendant,” the motion states. “Counsel represents that the withdrawal will have no effects on the client’s interests.”

 

Authorities have turned their attention back to the properties tied to the Fore Group, a custom homebuilding company owned by Fotis Dulos.

The scene was quiet Thursday outside 61 Sturbridge Hill Road in New Canaan, where neighbors said state police had searched on Wednesday. The property of the 7,000-square-foot home, listed at $4.8 million, is still being developed. A trailer with Fore Group’s name on the side and a metal dumpster remain on the property.

One neighbor said the loud sounds of metal banging on the property woke someone up in his home during the early morning hours of May 25 — the day after Jennifer Dulos was reported missing. The man said the sound led neighborhood dogs to start barking. He said police have been to the neighborhood three times in the past two weeks.

A nanny at one home in the neighborhood said state police on Wednesday focused their search on the metal dumpster located in front of 61 Sturbridge Hill.

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