Lawyers for discredited cop’s wife want charges dismissed

Fox Lake Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz

Fox Lake Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) _ Attorneys for the widow of a suburban Chicago police officer who killed himself and made it look like he was gunned down in the line of duty have filed a motion to dismiss charges against her.

Melodie Gliniewicz’s defense attorneys said Monday that they’ll present the motion in Lake County court during a Tuesday hearing. A trial is scheduled for next month. Melodie Gliniewicz was indicted after Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz’s suicide in September 2015. She has pleaded not guilty to charges she siphoned money from the village’s youth policing program.

Authorities say Charles Gliniewicz staged his suicide last year because he feared discovery of his embezzlement from the youth program. Investigators say he spent the money on mortgage payments, travel expenses and gym memberships.