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Tick Tock diner manager charged in plot freed on bail

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CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) - 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 (sah-GOR'-dohs). Authorities allege Spyropoulos believed Sgourdos was withholding profits and was keeping a large amount of cash in a safe.

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

 

Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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