Diner Manager Plots to Kill Boss: Police

Wednesday, May 22, 2013  |  Updated 7:39 AM EDT
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Diner Manager Plots to Kill Boss: Police

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The manager of a New Jersey diner is free on bail six weeks after he was charged with plotting to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, his uncle.

The Record newspaper reports Georgios Spyropoulos, 45, posted the $600,000 bond on Tuesday. He'll remain under house arrest in Clifton and must wear a monitoring bracelet.

Spyropoulos has pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and unlawful possession of a weapon.

State police said an informant told them Spyropoulos was searching for a hitman to torture and kill his boss, Alexandros Sgourdos, 57. Authorities allege Spyropoulos believed Sgourdos was withholding profits and was keeping a large amount of cash in a safe.

Spyropoulos had worked at the diner for 15 years, according to the paper. Despite earning comfortable living it appeared he had recently had financial troubles including falling behind on home payments.

Sgourdos co-owns the popular Tick Tock diners in Clifton and Manhattan.

 


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