Kokorin and Mamaev could go to jail for 3 years

Kokorin and Mamaev could go to jail for 3 years
Pavel Mamaev in court Photo: Sports.ru

A lawyer and the former head of one of the Moscow police departments said this on the radio.

Yevgeny Kharlamov, a lawyer and the former head of the Perovo police department, spoke on the National News Service and said that the football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who are accused of two fights in the heart of Moscow, could face three years in prison.

Kharlamov noted that Kokorin and Mamaev were charged with hooliganism committed by a group of persons (part 2 of Art. 213). This is a grave offence and the punishment may be up to seven years. The battery charges under Art. 116 provide for up to two years in jail. However, if a person is held accountable for the first time, the punishment is not custody, unless the accused is hiding. According to Kharlamov, the hooliganism allegations could result in the football players going to jail for three years.

Yesterday, Moscow Tverskoy Court sentenced Alexander and Kirill Kokorin, as well as Pavel Mamaev to custody until December 8. The footballers were detained for beating the driver of a Channel One host and Trade Ministry official Denis Pak on the morning of October 8. According to eyewitnesses, they made racist remarks that insulted the official; besides, Kokorin hit him with a chair. The court substantiated the custodial sentence by the fact that the attacks had been committed as part of a group of people and by concerns that the men could escape.

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