Text, Facebook messages police say implicate Gliniewicz
Authorities say Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz wrote text messages and Facebook messages implicating himself and others. The messages, which police said were deleted by Gliniewicz and recovered by the FBI, were released by authorities Wednesday with some recipients listed only as Individual #1 and Individual #2.
George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said Wednesday the evidence "strongly indicates criminal activity on the part of at least two other individuals," but he did not name them.
The messages released by Filenko, below, make reference to Village Administrator Anne Marrin and Fox Lake Police Explorer Post 300, which Gliniewicz headed.
One of the messages is addressed to former Fox Lake Police Chief Michael Behan. Behan resigned Aug. 26 after he and an unidentified police officer were placed on paid administrative leave after the launch of an investigation into a physical confrontation between the officer and a suspect in December 2014.
The messages are edited only to remove profanity.
Gliniewicz: "Between you and I, I'm having a great deal of problems with our new village administrator. I've had a talk with the chief and he agrees with me. Does the PD have to be the sponsor for the post? I've done some research and it not evident anywhere that a law enforcement organization has to sponsor an LE post. In fact I've seen 3 at competitions that were sponsored by other entities, and even a FD. Thoughts???"
An executive at LFL (Learning for Life, of which the Explorers are a part and which is part of Boy Scouts of America): "No you don't have to be chartered by the city. Is there a rotary or something out there that would be supportive"
Gliniewicz: "Yes, I'm working that issue today and through the weekend.. We have a new village administrator that is a power monger and is trying to control everything in the village. We are all looking at our pd retirement options and i need to move the post out of that span of control at least till this person's contract is up."
Gliniewicz: "Thanks and what would you need since we are rechartering, just the organization and organization head info/signature? I'm keeping this under wraps for now, only you the chief, my wife and myself know this and i currently want to keep it that way until the final decision is made"
Gliniewicz: "I talked to him again, and now thinks this is a knee-jerk reaction, and that when we put in our 2 wks, or set a retirement date, then he will move it..."
Individual #1: "(Expletive) and in the mean time she can do what she wants (expletive) a
#1: "Maybe seeing as we are our on 503c she can't touch the money and maybe a letter on file from behan stating all is our and the pd and village have no claim"
Gliniewicz: "Nope, as long as we are sponsored by the pd, and after she makes the village structure change she will have the means and ability to do as she wishes"
#1: "Does he inderstand that then? And maybe we need to hide the funds some how"
Gliniewicz: "She hates me and I've never said more than 3 sentences to her the year shes been here... hates the explorer program and is crawling (expletive) and the program, chief wont sign off to move it to american legion and if she gets ahold of the old checking account, im pretty well (expletive)"
Individual #2: "Hopefully she decides to get a couple of drinks in her and she gets a dui
Gliniewicz: "She does, but not around here and no one knows where. Trust me ive thougit through MANY SCENARIOS from planting things to the volo bog!!!"
Message to Individual #1
Gliniewicz: "Used the exploder acct for the flight, $624.70. It can wait for a while, their acct is sitting at $3000'ish now"
Messages to Individual #2
Gliniewicz: "You are borrowing from that "other" account, when you get back youll have to start dumping money into that account or you will be visiting me in JAIL!! The 1600 and the 777 all came from there..."
Gliniewicz: "And FYI, all but 1500 of everything borrowed came from that "other" acct, hence why i closed the us bank and opened bmo acct to keep it from being traced...Nad making p300 their own 501c3, no longer cosidered a village acct."
Messages to Individual #2
Gliniewicz: "I'm sticking my neck out there with loaning you over $2377.00 to fix your truck specifically and only to help accommodate your summer leave, trip to OK. I would not have otherwise. I can't even pay for state now cause their account is down to %1578.72, and thats 4 bodies and 2 advisors at $450 a piece! Not to mention the $3,055.72 still left to pay for their uniforms... I will need you to do an allotment to their account, at min $100 a month VERY SOON !!"
Gliniewicz: "So if called on the carpet i can say, "we give our explorers and advisors loans from time to time if it is needed, and this is proof it is being pad back" you get whwre I'm comong from? This village administrater hates me and the explorer program. This situation right here would give her the means to CRUCIFY ME it it were discovered. Compound this with "if" i was selected for chief of antioch, i would be leaving here and would have to turn this account over to someone else..."
Gliniewicz: "the 1600 is undocumented, it was cash from boot camp, so there is no check trail to follow, only our sheet that indicates who attended and if they paid. So thus far there is only the check i wrote last night to you that says "loan" in the memo section. All the rest of your left over i moved to the old explorer credit card and have been making payments on that when i can. This was all to keep you informed of the gravity of the situation, and the necessity to show repayment."
9:14 a.m.k, 8-31-15
Message from Gliniewicz to former Chief Behan
Gliniewicz: "She has now demanded a complete inventory of exploder central and a financialreport...(expletive)"