STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A jail sentence may very well be subsequent on the menu for a Grymes Hill man who identifies himself on-line as a “founder” of a preferred chain of health-minded eating places with places in Nice Kills and in Brooklyn.
Anastasios Verteouris, 43, who’s listed as co-founder of Nature’s Grill, has been indicted on drug expenses in Manhattan federal courtroom, courtroom paperwork present.
Verteouris was busted on Jan. 26, these paperwork stated.
He was arraigned that day and pleaded not responsible to a cost of conspiracy to distribute a managed substance.
A superseding indictment accuses Verteouris, who’s often known as “Tasos” or “Taso,” of conspiring with others to distribute oxycodone, oxymorphone, morphine sulfate and amphetamine between 2014 and 2018.
The medicine have been moved “within the Southern District of New York and elsewhere,” the indictment alleges with out providing specifics.
The Southern District encompasses Manhattan and the Bronx, in addition to a number of close by upstate counties.
The restaurant just isn’t charged within the case.
Verteouris stays free on $100,000 bond secured by his dwelling, courtroom information stated.
Apart from its Hylan Boulevard location, Nature’s Grill has eating places in Brooklyn’s Bay Ridge and Carroll Gardens sections.
A convention in Verteouris’ case is scheduled for Could 26.
Protection lawyer Arthur Aidala didn’t instantly reply to an e-mail looking for touch upon the case.
Verteouris is listed as a founding father of Nature’s Grill on the enterprise’ website online.
He opened his first Nature’s Grill in Bay Ridge in 2001, stated the web site, including his lifelong credo is “If you wish to stay a wholesome life-style, not solely do you must prepare nicely, you must eat nicely!” the web site stated.