Kokorin and Mamaev to be represented in court by lawyer of Tsapoks gang
The lawyer previously defended Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz, the main assistant of the Kushchevskaya gang.
Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev will be represented in court by Umalat Saygitov, who previously defended Vyacheslav Tsepovyaz, the main assistant of the Kushchevskaya gang. Prior to that, six lawyers refused to take on the football players’ case, finding it hopeless, the Telegram channel Mash reports.
Saygitov has already met with his clients and invited them to publicly apologize to the victims, reports Life. The footballers face up to seven years in prison for attacking two officials in a Moscow café and the driver of the First Channel TV host Olga Ushakova.
On Wednesday, October 10, the players had to come to the police station for interrogation before 6:00 pm, but only Mamaev arrived. Saygitov said that Kokorin was called an hour before the deadline, so the football player did not manage to arrive in time. The lawyer asked to postpone the interrogation until tomorrow.
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