Prosecution demands footballers Kokorin and Mamayev be put under arrest due to their connections in state bodies

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.

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