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Widow Of Fox Lake Lt. Joe Gliniewicz Files Suit To Have Bank Accounts Unfrozen

(CBS) -- The widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz is suing Lake County to unfreeze her bank accounts.

Melodie Gliniewicz is asking that everyone refrain from rushing to judgment about her family, saying through her attorney the truth would come out in time.

But, in the meantime, Gliniewicz says she is unable to pay her mortgage, doctor bills and other family expenses.


She's asking for a prompt hearing to lift the temporary court order that is freezing her personal checking and savings accounts.

"They want to make sure this money didn't come from the Explorer scouts," said CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller. "The Lake County authorities want to make sure any money that gets returned to her has no taint."

The Lake County state's attorney's office says it's an ongoing investigation and can't comment.

Earlier this month, Lake County investigators announced that Joe Gliniewicz committed suicide and that he was being investigated for stealing money from the Fox Lake Police Explorer training program.


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