Russian football stars Kokorin, Mamayev sentenced to imprisonment
MOSCOW, May 8 (RAPSI) – Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev on Wednesday received 18 and 17 months in penal colony respectively, a RAPSI correspondent reports from the Presnensky District Court of Moscow.
Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky were also sentenced to 18 and 17 months in penal colony respectively as requested by the prosecution.
The court found no grounds to give the defendants suspended terms.
The men were found guilty of intended infliction of minor harm to health from molester motives. However, Kokorin’s younger brother was acquitted of beating CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin.
On Monday, a prosecutor asked the court to sentence Kokorin and his brother Kirill to 18 months in penal colony each, and to give Mamayev and Protasovitsky 17 months behind bar each.
Defense team demanded to acquit the defendants.
On April 17, the Moscow City Court upheld extension of the defendants’ detention until September 25.
The four men were arrested on October 11 and charged with hooliganism, battery and intended bodily injury.
The defendants initiated two fights in central Moscow in the early morning of October 11. According to the police, a driver of a Russian TV journalist received a nose fracture during the first incident on a street in central Moscow.
Two hours later, Ministry of industry and trade official Denis Pak and CEO of the Central Scientific Research Automobile and Automotive Engines Institute Sergey Gaysin were assaulted by the footballers in a coffee bar and had to undergo medical treatment, the police stated. Pak reportedly sustained a concussion. The café’s video records showed one of the sportsmen beating up Pak with chair.