Lake County grand jury indicts Melodie Gliniewicz

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Lt. Joe Gliniewicz (Photo: Lake County Sheriff's office)

(January 27, 2016) — An Illinois grand jury indicted Melodie Gliniewicz on six counts Wednesday for her alleged role in her late husband’s stealing of charitable funds, the Fox Lake County Sheriff’s Office said.

Melodie Gliniewicz, the wife of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz who committed suicide last year, was indicted on three Class 2 felony counts of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit, one Class 3 felony count of disbursing charitable funds without authority and for personal benefit, one Class 2 felony count of money laundering, and one Class 3 count of money laundering.

Her attorney released this statement:

Melodie has suffered greatly over the past few months and continues to move her family forward after the emotionally traumatizing events of September 1, 2015. Considering Melodie’s cooperation with law enforcement, she is devastated by the decision to bring charges against her. Melodie is a victim of her husband’s secret actions and looks forward to her day in Court to show the world her innocence. Melodie requests that the media respect her and her children’s privacy.

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