Russian footballers Kokorin and Mamayev to go on trial in January
MOSCOW, December 18 (RAPSI) – Investigation into Zenit St. Petersburg’s football player Alexander Kokorin and Krasnodar’s Pavel Mamayev, who are charged with hooliganism and battery, will be completed in January, according to the Interior Ministry’s investigator.
Following the investigation’s completion, the case against Mamayev and Kokorin will be transferred to court for hearing, the investigator has said in court.
On Tuesday, the Moscow City Court upheld extension of detention for the footballers, Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and children’s football coach Alexander Protasovitsky until February 8, while the defendants in their appeals asked for release on bail, placing under house arrest or prohibition from certain actions.
Earlier, Mamayev pleaded partially guilty to an incident with a driver. According to his lawyer Igor Bushmanov, the footballer has paid out damage caused to a beaten driver.
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.
Cases on battery and hooliganism were opened following the incidents. Later, they were consolidated into a single case.