SDNA has a very important document in its hands. A document that can blow up the whole judiciary system. A document that can start a domino of new developments and lead to the re-examination of dozens of court cases in Greek football.
The sender of this document is lawyer Giorgos Panagopoulos, who represents football players Pele Frimpong and Pantelis Kafes. With this document, he addresses the Regular Arbitrary Court of EPO (Greek Football federation) and asks for the overturning of the decisions of the Court and did not vindicate his clients.
Why does he ask for the overturning of those decisions? He explains:
“After the revelation that investigating officer Mr. Andreadis called the active member of your Court, Mr. Georgios Vlassis, as a defendant, we believe it has been proved why we filed a request regarding illegal actions from your part, as one important member of the Regular Arbitrary Court is being accused of being a member of the criminal organization of football, therefore our allegation of legitimate interest and material and non-material damage is valid.”
In other words, Giorgos Panagopoulos asks for the overturning (cancellation) of the decisions the Regular Arbitrary Court issued on his clients, Kafes and Frimpong. The reason why he does that is that Vlassis was involved in those decisions and now Vlassis is accused of participating in the “criminal organization”. It’s also worth noting that Georgios Vlassis is also vice president of the International Greek Sports Law Institute!
It does without saying that this action can change the status quo in judiciary system and re-open a number of court cases, as others involved in cases addressed by the Regular Arbitrary Court of EPO can now claim legitimate interest and ask for re-examination of their case.
That was the first aftershock of the “criminal organization” case. More will follow and SDNA will be keeping you updated with the latest developments.