Shortly thereafter Trintis, who did not appear to have a lawyer at the hearing, wrote the board to ask it to reconsider its decision. He cited his and close family members' harrowing medical conditions-including diabetes, heart disease, vision problems (all Trintis' own) and cancer (two siblings). Also submitted were two letters-from John Gavrilis, who is both the Greektown Community Development Corporation CEO and the Maryland Transit Administration Police Force's chief of police; and from Father Michael Pastrikos of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, attesting to Trintis' good character. On Dec. 5 the board reversed itself, though the vote was not apparently recorded. The only sign that the board had made the decision was the initials DKP-those of executive secretary Douglas Paige, who did not vote-at the bottom of Trintis' letter. Both Witt's blog and the Baltimore Brew broke the story after the liquor board's April 3 hearing, in which the board postponed a decision on the transfer of the license they had publicly revoked four months earlier.