Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Bail for NJ Diner Manager in Alleged Murder Plot

NEW JERSEY 101.5

A judge on Friday ruled that a former manager of a famous New Jersey diner who is charged with a murder-for-hire plot can remain out on bail.

Georgios Spyropoulos
Georgios Spyropoulos (NJ Attorney General’s Office)

The ruling by state Superior Court Judge Donald Volkert denied a motion by the state to revoke bail for Georgios Spyropoulos. Prosecutors say Spyropoulos has violated some conditions of his bail.

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 reported 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.

At Friday’s hearing, Volkert said the violations may have been partly due to a misunderstanding. He broadened the bail conditions to include a prohibition on contact with any potential witnesses, which could include anyone who works at the diner.

Spyropoulos was arrested in April and has been indicted on attempted murder and other charges. Prosecutors alleged he asked an undercover state trooper posing as a hit man to kill his uncle, Alexandros Sgourdos, and to get rid of the body. Sgourdos co-owns the Tick Tock diners in Clifton, where Spyropoulos is manager, and Manhattan.

The classic chrome diner is considered a landmark to people who drive Route 3 in Clifton and has been featured on Guy Fieri’s Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”

 

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!