The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner has been indicted on numerous charges stemming from what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, his uncle.
Georgios Spyropoulos faces charges of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, attempted robbery and three weapons offenses. The 45-year-old Clifton resident faces a lengthy prison sentence if convicted.
The indictment was handed up Wednesday by a state grand jury. Spyropoulos has maintained his innocence.
State police say an informant told them Spyropoulos was searching for a hitman to torture and kill his boss, Alexandros Sgourdos. Authorities allege Spyropoulos believed Sgourdos was withholding profits and keeping a large amount of cash in a safe.
Sgourdos co-owns the Tick Tock diners in Clifton and Manhattan.
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