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Alex Jones' attorney faces disciplinary hearing in Connecticut

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Hartford, Connecticut (AP) - Lawyers for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones face scrutiny from a Connecticut judge and began hearing testimony Wednesday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

Attorney Norman Pattis sued Sandy, her Hook family, against Jones for calling her 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a hoax. Represented Jones in a defamation lawsuit. Twenty first graders and six educators died.

The Connecticut trial, which was separate from the Texas trial that ended earlier this month, saw a jury find that her parents of one of the murdered children had paid her more than $49 million. was awarded. There is also a second lawsuit against Jones of Texas by Sandy Hook's family over hoax claims.

Pattis, who did not testify on Wednesday, denied violating an order from Judge Barbara Bellis in the case not to disclose classified documents to unauthorized people. "We are confident in our defense," said Christopher Mattei, attorney for the Sandy Hook family, in a brief reply to an email seeking comment on Wednesday. He testified Wednesday that he received an email from Pattis saying he may have violated a document release order. After hours of testimony before Bellis in Waterbury, Connecticut, the hearings continued into next week.

Jury selection before Bellis reopens Thursday for a trial of damages Jones should pay to the family. Bellis held him liable for damages last November.

According to court documents, Pattis had filed numerous records in Connecticut defamation cases within the past month and represented Jones of Texas in a similar lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook's parents over hoax claims. I sent it to a lawyer acting as a person. Jones' company bankruptcy.

It is not clear what documents Pattis allegedly sent. But from court documents, attorney comments, and what has emerged from the Texas lawsuit, they include confidential medical records of some of the relatives of Sandy Hook victims, as well as access from Jones' cell phone.

Attorneys for Jones in Texas accidentally sent texts from the past two years from Jones' mobile phone to lawyers for the Sandy Hook family. In the recently completed Texas lawsuit, Jones said there was no text on Sandy Hook. Legal experts say the episode could lead Jones to face perjury charges.

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