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Illinois Police Officer, Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, Shot and Killed - or Suicide?

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by fran, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. Softail

    Softail Well-Known Member

    The 100 Club of Chicago is the organization that helps families of officers killed in the line of duty. They donated $15,000 and are suing to get that money back.

    Little recourse for donors seeking refunds in Gliniewicz case

    For some of the donors who tried to help the family of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz after his death last fall, Wednesday's indictment charging his widow in connection with her husband's alleged thefts was one more sad turn in a story that already had many.

    "It just makes your head spin," said Joe Ahern, CEO of the 100 Club of Chicago, which assists survivors of officers killed in the line of duty.

    Ahern began seeking the return of the $15,000 his organization gave Melodie Gliniewicz after authorities announced her husband took his own life. It was the first time the nearly 50-year-old organization had requested a refund, but Gliniewicz's death wasn't in the line of duty and didn't fit the group's mission, Ahern said at the time.

    After Melodie Gliniewicz's indictment, Ahern said he had yet to receive a response from her attorneys.

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  2. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Not enough evidence to charge Joe Gliniewicz's son, authorities say

    The son of an Illinois police officer will not face charges linked to his father's embezzlement of funds due to lack of evidence, authorities said.


    His son, Donald "D.J." Gliniewicz, was under investigation, but the Lake County Sheriff's Office said the financial investigation is over, spokesman Christopher Covelli said.

    While the pair exchanged text messages, investigators cannot prove the son had prior knowledge that money from his father came from the youth program's account, Covelli said Thursday,

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  3. President Pope Dewey

    President Pope Dewey Sanity is a state of mind

    I wonder if they are still investigating the faux marriage to the officer's girlfriend angle.
  4. walkie-talkie

    walkie-talkie Can you hear me now?

    Widow of discredited Illinois officer pleads not guilty

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who authorities say killed himself as his apparent embezzlement from a youth program was about to be uncovered has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.

    Melodie Gliniewicz entered the plea Wednesday when she was arraigned on charges of conspiracy and personal use of charitable funds. She is accused of helping her husband, Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, in his money-siphoning scheme.

  5. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    Fox Lake cop's widow, accused of money laundering, seeks husband's pension

    The widow of shamed Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz has applied for her late husband's pension as she awaits trial on charges she participated in his past alleged crimes.

    Seven months after authorities said her husband staged his suicide to look like a homicide, Melodie Gliniewicz's request for his pension puts the local board that will have to decide the matter in what experts call an unprecedented predicament.

    read more ........... http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...-police-widow-pension-met-20160414-story.html
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  6. fran

    fran Administrator Staff Member

    One year later, officials stunned by 'betrayal' of Illinois cop who staged suicide

    This Labor Day weekend marks one year since Fox Lake, Illinois Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz staged his on-the-job suicide to look like murder—sparking a massive investigation and nationwide manhunt for three "killers" who didn’t exist.

    Fox Lake officials are still picking up the pieces of the stunning event. “It was a betrayal to the profession and the community,” Chris Covelli, a Lake County Sheriff’s Office detective, told FoxNews.com.

    On Sept. 1, 2015, 52-year-old Gliniewicz radioed in from a rural area of Fox Lake that he was getting out of his cruiser to check on three suspicious men, two white and one black. A short while later Gliniewicz was found shot to death, one bullet hitting his bulletproof vest, the other striking him below the vest, near his heart. His glasses and other belongings were found strewn around the swampy area, leading investigators to believe the officer engaged in some type of struggle.

    see more ............ http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/09/0...betrayal-illinois-cop-who-staged-suicide.html
  7. spike

    spike Bronze Member

    A year already? Wow.
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