Russian Football Stars Mamaev And Krasnodar Jailed For Hooliganism and Drunken Assaults

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Two Russian football stars Mamaev and Krasnodar have been found guilty of hooliganism and drunken assaults by a Moscow court and have been subsequently jailed.

Mamaev, a midfielder for Krasnodar, and Kokorin, a Zenit Saint Petersburg forward, attacked two officials in an upmarket Moscow cafe after a drunken night out in October 2018.

The players were said to have hit one of the officials, Denis Pak, an ethnic Korean, with a chair while he was eating.

The players also assaulted the chauffeur of a TV presenter as he waited in a car park. The driver was hospitalized with injuries and a criminal probe was opened.

The two players have thus been sentenced to a year and a half in prison. Mamaev received a sentence of one year and five months, while Kokorin one year and six months.

The court also convicted two of their co-defendants including Kokorin’s brother, issuing similar sentences. The footballers have already served about seven months in detention, which will count toward their sentence.

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