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Sources: Crooked Cop Had Son Marry His Mistress

Scheme earned woman $500 a month, says source
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2015 9:17 AM CST

(Newser) – Officials are reportedly looking into another alleged bizarre scheme tied to disgraced Illinois cop Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. A day after revealing that the officer discussed putting a hit on an administrator, a source tells the Chicago Sun-Times that Gliniewicz arranged for his son, DJ, to enter a sham marriage with Gliniewicz's mistress to help pay her bills. WGN reports the same story, also via sources who say Gliniewicz was having an affair with Kathryn Grams, a recent divorcee in need of money to take care of her two children. Gliniewicz allegedly convinced DJ to marry Grams so his Army benefits would be increased to $1,750 a month, $500 of which was allegedly given to Grams. The pair, who are said to have been married for about a year, ended the marriage in December 2014, per records.

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Personnel records released Thursday show Gliniewicz also faced sexual harassment complaints during his career, including allegations that he grabbed women's breasts at work Christmas parties. He was also found drunk in public on several occasions. In one 1988 instance, authorities say Gliniewicz was found passed out in his truck, which was running. Officers drove him home and had his truck towed. The next day, Gliniewicz had no memory of the incident and believed his truck had been stolen, reports the Sun-Times. According to a 2003 memo, Gliniewicz allegedly threatened to put "a round of bullets" in a dispatcher, then suggested no one would find her body because "there are a lot of lakes around here." (Click for more on the case.)

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