Russia’s Justice Ministry to seek disbarment of actor Efremov’s defense lawyer
MOSCOW, September 11 (RAPSI) – The Justice Ministry of Russia will seek disbarment of Elman Pashayev, defense lawyer for actor Mikhail Efremov, RAPSI has been told in the Ministry.
Moreover, the authorities will also strive to open disciplinary proceedings against Alexander Dobrovinsky who has represented injured parties in a fatal crash case against Efremov.
In July, the Federal Chamber of Lawyers called the lawyers for self-restraint and asked them to avoid public naming and shaming of other case parties.
Moreover, the Chamber stated inadmissibility of the lawyers’ offensive behavior, self-advertisement, malpractice and breach of secrecy.
On the evening of June 8, Efremov driving his car crossed into the oncoming lane in central Moscow and collided with a delivery service vehicle. He was arrested on the scene. Alcohol and drugs were reportedly found in his blood. Victim Sergey Zakharov was taken to hospital where he died early in the morning of June 9.
On September 8, the actor received 8 years in penal colony for and was banned from driving for three years. The Presnensky District Court of Moscow however returned him his broken Jeep. The court found that victim Sergey Zakharov was killed in the accident due to the defendant's driving behaviour.