PATERSON, N.J. — The former manager of a northern New Jersey diner faces sentencing in what authorities say was a foiled plot to kill the co-owner of the restaurant, who is his uncle by marriage.
Georgios Spyropoulos (spee-roh-POH’-los) will appear before a judge in Paterson on Friday. The Clifton resident faces up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder.
Authorities have said an informant told them that Spyropoulos was searching for a hit man to torture and kill his boss, Alexandros Sgourdos (sah-GOR’-dohs). They said 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.