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Ex-Schaumburg cop wears GPS bracelet while awaiting trial

Matthew Hudak

Matthew Hudak

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Updated: March 4, 2013 6:26PM

Former Schaumburg cop Matthew Hudak doesn’t have to stay home while he’s free on bail awaiting trial for allegedly stealing drugs and cash.

DuPage County Judge Blanche Fawell said Monday that Hudak, 29, may leave his house because he’s wearing a court-ordered GPS bracelet that monitors his location.

“It was never my intention to have the defendant on home confinement,” Fawell said as Hudak appeared in court.

But Hudak remained under an order not to leave the state. He has surrendered his passport, police identification and equipment, including weapons.

Hudak and two other Schaumburg police officers were charged in January with stealing cocaine and marijuana from dealers they arrested, then reselling the drugs.

Hudak is free after posting $35,000 bail. He has resigned from the police department.

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