- Associated Press - Thursday, December 3, 2015

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - 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.

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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