Kokorin and Mamaev throw $38.000 party before attacking people
The football players have been put in custody until December 8.
The Russian footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev had had a nice time in a restaurant and strip club before the disorderly conduct. They spent 2.5 million rubles ($37.800) to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their friendship.
According to Moskovsky Komsomolets, the men had a party in a restaurant and a strip club and left the above amount of money there. The newspaper stated that the players were celebrating the tenth anniversary of their friendship. One of the most impressive things they paid for was dishes they had broken, according to the check.
The anniversary party brought about criminal cases and two months of custody. On the morning of October 8, they beat the driver of the TV presenter, Olga Ushakova, near the Pekin Hotel. The incident was caught on video surveillance cameras. The victim got a head injury and a broken nose. Then the players had their moment of glory in a coffee shop, where they started a fight with fellow guests. The incident was also marked with violence of Kokorin and Mamaev. This time it was an official of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Denis Pak, who suffered: according to eyewitnesses, they made some racist remarks and Kokorin hit him with a chair. That fight also got on tape.
After the criminal case was initiated, both football players showed up for questioning in the police station and were subsequently put in custody until December 8. The court justified the verdict by the fact that the accused men committed the crimes as part of a group of persons; besides, the defendants may try to pressure the witnesses or escape.
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