Gliniewicz ‘sham marriage’ was arranged to get more benefits
The Gliniewicz family secrets continue to be revealed following the elaborate suicide of Joe Gliniewicz.
According to reports, the Gliniewicz family reportedly took part in a sham marriage to boost the military benefits to the lieutenant’s son.
Sources tell WGN that officials were briefed about the possibility prior to Wednesday’s news conference where Lt. Joe Gliniewicz’s death was declared a suicide.
WGN is told the information was gathered during the investigation of the lieutenant’s life as authorities came to the suicide conclusion.
Gliniewicz, who was married, had an affair with a woman. He later arranged to have that woman marry his son, D.J. Gliniewicz, who is in the army in order to boost the military benefits for D.J., since being married could add up to thousands more per year.
The marriage did not last long between D.J. and a woman named Kathryn Grams. The marriage was dissolved just after Christmas, 2014.
Gliniewicz’s personnel file has been leaked and details a history of complaints going back two decades.
- His failure to show up at work on occasion.
- An incidence when he ppassed out in his truck, with the engine running, after a night of drinking. Officers were unable to wake him. They took him home. The next day Gliniewicz had no memory of the incident and thought his truck had been stolen.
- There are also complaints from bar owners complaining about Gliniewicz drinking to excess.
- He was accused of groping a women`s breast at a Christmas party.
Frustrated officers in 2009 sent a letter to the Village Board complaining that the former police chief ignored Glienewicz’s numerous sexual harassment complaints and intoxication.