Criminal case over attacking official initiated against Kokorin and Mamaev

Criminal case over attacking official initiated against Kokorin and Mamaev

A video of the fight between football players and officials of the Ministry of Industry and Trade was posted on the web.

The MIA initiated a criminal case against well-known football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who attacked federal official Denis Pak and the CEO of the state-owned FSU NAMI, Sergey Gaysin in a Moscow cafe. A security camera recorded the fight that could be used as evidence of the players’ guilt.

“Kokorin and Mamaev harassed my client on ethnic gournds. [They] compromised his honor and dignity. And when Denis Klimentevich gave them a reproof, Kokorin took a chair and hit him on the head,” Pak’s lawyer Gennady Udunyan told a Mash journalist.

According to the lawyer, the official is going to prosecute the both attackers, depstie the fact that Kokorin started the fight. According to the CCTV recording, the young people drank with the girls, then Kokorin went up to Pak and hit him in the face with a chair, then the others joined the brawl.

Doctors diagnosed Pak with a concussion and a bruise on his left hand, says Udunyan. The defender intends to achieve the requalification of the criminal case from “Beating” to “Hooliganism.”

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