Diner Manager Remains Out on Bail Accused in Plot to Kill Uncle

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    A judge has ruled a former New Jersey diner manager charged with a murder-for-hire plot can remain out on bail.

    Friday's ruling in Paterson denied a motion by the state to revoke bail for Georgios Spyropoulos. Prosecutors say Spyropoulos has violated some conditions of his release.

    Spyropoulos was released on $600,000 bail and is under home confinement but is allowed out for doctor's visits, religious services or lawyer conferences.

    The Record reports prosecutors contend Spyropoulos has eaten at restaurants a few times and brought a Tick Tock Diner employee to see a lawyer on an unrelated matter.

    NJ Diner Manager Pleads Not Guilty in Murder Plot

    [NY] NJ Diner Manager Pleads Not Guilty in Murder Plot
    Georgios Spyropoulos, manager of the popular Tick Tock Diner in New Jersey, appeared in court in Paterson Friday in shackles and pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to hire a hit man to kill his uncle. (Published Friday, April 12, 2013)

    Spyropoulos was arrested in April and has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. He's accused of plotting to kill his uncle, a co-owner of the diner.

    Prosecutors allege Spyropoulos asked an undercover state trooper posing as a hit man to kill Alexandros Sgourdos and to get rid of the body. Sgourdos co-owns the Tick Tock diners in Clifton and Manhattan.

    Spyropoulos is charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon. 


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