Wife of Fox Lake Police Officer Who Staged His Suicide Appears in Court

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The widow to a disgraced Fox Lake police officer appears in court on money laundering charges.

Melodie Gliniewicz pled not guilty Wednesday to using money stolen by her husband, Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.  He killed himself last year and tried to make it appear as if he’d been murdered.

Prosecutors say Melodie Gliniewicz embezzled up to $100,000 from 2008 – 2014.  If convicted, she faces up to 39 years in prison.  She’s due back in court Feb. 26th.

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