The 52-year-old man was sentenced on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Prosecutors said he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the first-degree murder of his 22-year-old employee. The victim was killed because she was seeking to report him to the authorities for paying her under the table and without deducting the proper payroll taxes. The victim also planned to expose him as a bad boss on social media. Her boss couldn’t afford an investigation into his finances, so he killed the victim to silence her.
The 52-year-old man from New York, Georgios Kakavelos, reportedly ordered the murder of Allyzibeth Lamont, because the 22-year-old victim was seeking to report him to the authorities for paying her under the table and without deducting the proper payroll taxes.
Testimony revealed that Kakavelos was nervous that a labor complaint would get in the way of his plans to open another location.
According to reports, Kakavelos owed the state $70,000 and the IRS more than $122,000. The victim had planned to expose him as a bad boss on social media. Kakavelos believed he could not afford an investigation into his finances, so he killed the victim to silence her.
Prosecutors said the 52-year-old defendant reportedly paid another 35-year-old employee, James Duffy, to help him kill Lamont in 2019 and to dump the victim’s dead body in a shallow grave.
The 22-year-old victim died of severe skull fractures and brain damage. Prosecutors said that the murder weapons were a baseball bat and a hammer.
Prosecutors also said that the 52-year-old defendant was responsible for crushing the victim’s body and encasing it in concrete at the burial site.
Duffy was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. He testified against Kakavelos and received a more generous sentence. This story will be updated as new information become available.