Football players Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, as well as the younger brother of the Zenit striker Kirill Kokorin, continue to serve their sentences in correctional colony No. 4, located in the Belgorod Region. At the moment, they are awaiting the decision of the Alekseevsky District Court, which should set a date for the consideration of their petition for parole. It is reported that the date of the meeting will be known no later than August 16.
Many experts, as well as representatives of athletes, are optimistic about their future. So, the lawyer Igor Bushmanov, who defends the interests of the midfielder of Krasnodar, emphasized that his client was distinguished by exemplary behavior in the pre-trial detention center.
“As for Pavel, when he was in jail, he was not seen in anything reprehensible. Moreover, he has a positive characteristic - this is the gratitude of the leadership for participating in the match, which was held in February. One of the organizers was the football player himself. The recent game, I believe, will also be taken into account in these circumstances, ”said Bushmanov on Match TV.
On August 11, a match took place in which the IK-4 team, which included a striker and a midfielder, met with the team of the Professional Football League (PFL) Salyut from Belgorod. The prisoners won in it with a score of 4: 2, while Mamaev scored a hat-trick, and Kokorin scored one goal scored.
The head of the colony Sergey Plyasov said that he intends to send positive characteristics to the court for three prisoners. According to him, the leadership of the correctional institution is quite satisfied with their behavior and has no complaints against them.
“They are observing the daily routine; there are no complaints. They go to work, to the library, to the temple, to exercise, to the dining room. Take part in all sporting events. There are no questions for them, ”Sport Express quotes Plyasova.
Earlier, he spoke about the conditions under which Kokorin and Mamaev are serving their sentences. They live in two-story dormitories, in groups of 100 people. Together with the players are convicted of drug addiction, fraud and even murder.
Lawyer Yevgeny Korchago explained that when considering a petition for parole, first of all, the characteristics of prisoners from a correctional institution are considered. In addition, the position of the injured party, which should approve the release of prisoners, plays an important role.
“The court also takes into account the compensation for the damage caused to the victims. And other circumstances bearing weight. In principle, there are grounds for parole, if there is a positive characteristic and there will be no complaints from the victims, ”the expert said in an interview with Match TV.
In addition, he noted that in some cases, the court changes the remaining sentence to a fine.
“This happens quite often. This is Article 80 of the Criminal Code: “Replacing the unserved part of the sentence with a milder type of punishment.” For crimes of small and medium gravity, like UDO, it can be applied after 1/3 of the term, ”added Korchago.
Relatives periodically brighten up the players. So, Mamaev was visited by his wife Alan, about which she herself spoke on her Instagram page.
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Their striker and midfielder are not forgotten by their colleagues. In an interview with YouTube channel "Russian Football" striker "Zenith" Artyom Dziuba was asked to choose between two players. It is known that he is on friendly terms with both, in connection with which, with a slight margin, he preferred a teammate.
"Hard to say. I have known Mamaev before; we played with Kokorin in Zenit. Come on, Alexander - 51%, Pavel - 49%, ”said Dzyuba.
As for the future of athletes in football after the colony, at the moment the prospects of both are rather vague. However, if Krasnodar intends to terminate the contract with the midfielder in the near future, the current champion of Russia expressed his readiness to enter into a dialogue.
“We will discuss with Kokorin the situation when he will be released,” the club’s director general said in an interview with Radio Zenit.
On October 8 last year, football players, Kokorin Jr., as well as children's coach Alexander Protasovitsky, took part in two brawls in the center of Moscow. First, they fought with the driver of the TV presenter Olga Ushakova, Vitaly Solovchuk, and then provoked a conflict with the head of the department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Pak and the director general of NAMI Sergey Gaisin. In both episodes, victims suffered injuries of varying severity.
On May 8, a Presnensky court in the capital sentenced the Kokorins to one year and six months in a penal colony, and Mamaev and Protasovitsky to one and five months in prison.