Kokorin and Mamaev charges upgraded
Both football players are now charged with disorderly conduct.
The charges against Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev and Zenit attacker Alexander Kokorin have been upgraded in the second case. According to the Mash Telegram Channel, the battery charges have been changed to hooliganism. Earlier, the same was done in the first case against them.
The Internal Affairs in Moscow has confirmed the information noting that the battery charges with the driver and the ministry official as victims have become two separate case files.
Yesterday, Kokorin and Mamaev were detained for 48 hours after interrogation by the police.
According to the 112 Telegram Channel, the football players will have face-to-face meetings with the officials Denis Pak and Sergey Gaysin, as well as the TV presenter Olga Ushakova and her driver Vitaly Solovchuk.
The scandal involving footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev broke out after the reports that on October 8 they were responsible for not one, but two fights in Moscow; one in a parking lot, and the other in a coffee shop. The athletes assaulted the driver of a Channel One presenter (now in hospital), and a Trade Ministry official, Denis Pak.
The investigating authorities of the Chita region are running a check on Dmitry Nepomnyashchy, a former deputy of the Chita Regional Duma, and his City Duma counterpart, Alexey Guskov, who are suspected of involvement in crimes that had been committed between 1995 and 2005.
College surveillance cameras captured the alleged perpetrator: a young blond-haired man wearing a white T-shirt. The 112 Telegram Channel reported that the attacker had been found dead on the second floor of the building.