Kokorin ignores police summon for questioning
The football player’s lawyer asked to hold the questioning on October 11.
Only Pavel Mamaev came to the police station for interrogation. The MIA is deciding whether to place Kokorin on the wanted list. His lawyer Umalat Saygitov asked to postpone the deadline to October 11 but the investigator has not yet responded, the news agency Moskva reports.
According to Saygitov, Kokorin did not have the opportunity to arrive at the police station today. Pavel Mamaev came at 16:40. The MIA set the deadline until 18:00, otherwise – the federal wanted list.
On Wednesday, October 10, the criminal case of football players was requalified from the beating to a more grave crime – hooliganism. If earlier the persons of interest faced imprisonment up to two years, now it is up to seven.
On Monday, October 8, Kokorin, Mamaev and a number of unidentified persons, while drunk, attacked the driver of TV host Olga Ushakova. They injured his head and broke his nose. Then, the young people quarreled in a café with Denis Pak, a federal official from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Sergey Gaysin, the CEO of the FSUE NAMI. Kokorin quickly moved from words to deeds — he hit Pak in the face with a chair, then the rest of his friends joined the brawl.
Soslan Dzhanaev, the goalkeeper of Kazan’s Rubin, has spoken in support of the football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who had been placed under arrest until December 8 over two fights in Moscow that they had gotten involved in. He called for a fair punishment on his Instagram page.