Two waitresses at popular New Jersey restaurant Tick Tock Diner filed sexual harassment complaints with the Clifton Police Department in August 2012. The women allege that their bad boss, Georgios Spyropoulos, sexually harassed them and then threatened to kill them if they told anyone about the sexual harassment.
According to one waitress, Spyropoulos subjected her to a sexually hostile work environment for almost ten years and told her that she “would never see the light of day” if she mentioned the sexual harassment to anyone.
The other waitress claims that Spyropoulos told her he would “spend all his money to make sure she is buried alive” if she told the police about an incident when he allegedly grabbed her hand and placed it on his genitals.
The womens’ complaints were never signed and Spyropoulos was therefore not arrested for the sexual harassment complaints.
Spyropoulos was, however, arrested earlier this week and charged with conspiracy to commit murder and weapons offenses after he allegedly tried to hire an assassain to kill his boss, Alexandros Sgordous, the owner of the Tick Tock Diner.
According to the police, Spyropoulos planned to pay an assassain $20,000 to torture Sgordous until the diner owner gave up the combination to a safe that contained a large amount of money. Spyropoulos wanted the hitman to then kill Sgordous and to dispose of the body so that nobody would find it.
Fortunately, the man Spyropoulos asked to hire a hitman was a New Jersey State Police informant, and the “assassain” was an undercover state trooper. Spyropoulos allgedly paid the trooper $3,000 as a down payment and gave him an unregistered .357-caliber Magnum handgun.
Spyropoulos is currently being held at the Passaic County Jail on $1 million cash bail.