Kokorin’s lawyer accuses investigator of swearing at his client

Kokorin’s lawyer accuses investigator of swearing at his client
Alexander Kokorin Photo: RIA Novosti

According to Andrey Romashov, the investigator used a swear word in relation to Kokorin during interrogation. In this connection, the lawyer recused the investigator.

The defense of footballer Alexander Kokorin, who was arrested in the case of beating a Ministry of Industry and Trade official and the driver of Channel One TV host, has filed a recusation against the investigator, because the latter allegedly insulted the athlete during one of the interrogations, RT reports. 

According to lawyer Andrey Romashov, the investigator called Kokorin a word similar in meaning to the word “abomination.” 

The court refused to grant the motion.

“The granting of the motion was refused due to the fact that they are not close relatives,” Romashov said.

Footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, as well as Kokorin’s younger brother Kirill and their common friend Aleksandr Protasovitsky were arrested on charges of beating Head of a Ministry of Industry and Trade department Denis Pak and the driver of Channel One TV host Olga Ushakova, Vitaly Solovchuk, in October 2018. In early April, the duration of their stay in the pre-trial detention center was extended until September 25.

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