Gliniewicz funds to remain frozen until Monday

 
 
Updated 12/3/2015 3:54 PM

FOX LAKE, Ill. -- An order to release frozen funds to the widow of a northern Illinois police officer who authorities say killed himself after embezzling from a youth program will be approved next week.

The move was delayed after a Lake County judge in the case involving Melodie Gliniewicz had to leave the courthouse Thursday. An attorney declined to say how much will be released.

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Authorities claim late Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz staged his suicide to look like a homicide because he feared discovery of the embezzlement. The Lake County state's attorney's office froze several of his wife's personal bank accounts during a criminal investigation.

Melodie Gliniewicz hasn't been charged. Her attorneys argue prosecutors wrongly froze accounts and credit cards.

An earlier motion freed up about $4,000 for her.

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