Giannis owns the popular Boston Blackies restaurant chain. The 62-year old, his son and a restaurant employee allegedly victimized a number of financial institutions, including Broadway Bank, which is owned by the family of Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias.
March 24, 2010 --A restaurant owner charged in a check-kiting scheme is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for a bond hearing. Nick Giannis is back in Chicago police custody. He was captured at the Canadian border with his Greek passport on March 11 and was being held in Michigan.