Fort Bragg link to Illinois cop staged death - officer may have arranged "sham marriage" for soldier son

FORT BRAGG, NC (WTVD) -- The ABC11 I-Team has learned a criminal investigation is unfolding at Fort Bragg focused on allegations of a sham marriage and embezzled money - and it's tied to a cop outside Chicago who staged his own death.

The investigative team at our sister-station in Chicago is citing a source who says Fort Bragg soldier Donald "D-J" Gliniewicz is under criminal investigation.

And the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting Gliniewicz married his father's mistress in order to get extra Army pay and health benefits.

Donald "D.J." Gliniewicz, son of Fox lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz.


His father - Police Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz - is accused of embezzling money from a youth program in Illinois.

This week, investigators determined he staged his own suicide to make it look like he was killed in the line of duty.

Fort Bragg tells the I-Team the Army is fully cooperating with Illinois authorities and the Army hasn't taken any disciplinary action against Gliniewicz.

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