Judge Delays Decision In Case Against Police Officer's Widow

May 11, 2017

A suburban Chicago judge has delayed deciding whether to dismiss charges against a police officer's widow accused of helping her late husband steal thousands from a youth program.

Lake County Judge James Booras said Thursday that he will take up the issue again on June 13 in the case, the Daily Herald reports. Melodie Gliniewicz has pleaded not guilty to being involved in her late husband's scheme to steal money from the Fox Lake police program.

Authorities allege that Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz staged his September 2015 suicide to look like he was killed in the line of duty in hopes of hiding his crimes.

The judge also ruled Thursday that text messages and emails between the husband and wife won't be admissible if she goes to trial.