Υποδείξεις να μην προχωρήσει με την πραγματογνωμοσύνη που είχε αναλάβει φέρεται να δεχόταν από υψηλόβαθμα στελέχη του Πυροσβεστικού Σώματος ο πραγματογνώμονας που ανέλαβε το πόρισμα για τη φονική φωτιά στο Μάτι, according to an article in Kyriakatiki Kathimerini.
According to the newspaper, ο τότε αρχηγός της Πυροσβεστικής Βασίλης Ματθαιόπουλος φέρεται να τον προέτρεψε να αποσιωπήσει στοιχεία and attribute the spread of fire to the winds, the fuel, the anarchic and arbitrary construction. According to the post, he allegedly said all this claiming that he was following the orders of the then political leadership.
Speaking to ERT, The former head of the Fire Brigade, George Mattheopoulos, denies that he had any conversation with the expert and states that in no case did he indicate to him that he would do his job.: "No meeting, no contact, he did his job i mine, as colleagues I know him nothing else, everything that is written is false ".
According to the lawyer of the victims' families, Antonis Fousas, the expert appealed to the Court about a year ago for the threats that, as he complains, has accepted: "There have been serious threats and that is why he has resorted to justice and justice has been done.. He had received threats regarding his duty, threats were related to the expertise and the causes of the fire and those responsible and the great catastrophe ".
A statement on the subject was also issued by Olga Gerovasili, which states that it reserves all its legal rights.
"The response to Kathimerini's article on political interventions is absolutely categorical: Ουδέν ψευδέστερον. Οι έρευνες εξελίχθηκαν επί των ημερών μας χωρίς καμία παρέμβαση από την πλευρά μας και με απόλυτο σεβασμό στο έργο και στις αποφάσεις της Δικαιοσύνης. Επιφυλάσσομαι για κάθε νόμιμο δικαίωμά μου» αναφέρει.