Prosecution demands footballers Kokorin and Mamayev be put under arrest due to their connections in state bodies
The football players have been taken to court, the criminal prosecution is underway.
The police asked the court to put footballers Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamayev under arrest, since they have connections in the state bodies and considerable fortune. Both defendants can use it to put pressure on witnesses or to escape from the criminal prosecution. In addition, unidentified participants in the crime are still walking free.
The Tverskoy District Court of Moscow is to decide on preventive measure for the football players. The accused had already been taken to the courtroom. Earlier, they were kept in a temporary detention center. The footballers are accused of two crime episodes: attacks on an official and driver of TV host Vitaly Solovchuk.
Sweeping purge of Novosibirsk governmental structures – clampdown on corruption ties between local elite clans and their ‘patrons’ in law enforcement agencies?
Two governmental structures – judicial and watchdog agencies – have been ‘decapitated’ in the Novosibirsk region. The sweeping purge of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office was not as severe as the media had reported – but the key figures have already been removed from office. In fact, the large-scale unscheduled inspection carried out by a commission dispatched by the Prosecutor General’s Office has just begun. Who else is going to resign ‘voluntarily’? Who has initiated the sweeping purge of the watchdog authority? And what high-profile corruption cases are forthcoming?