Lawyers involved in actor Efremov’s road accident trial face disciplinary punishment
MOSCOW, July 10 (RAPSI) – Disciplinary cases have been opened against attorneys Elman Pashayev and Alexander Dobrovinsky representing parties in a deadly road traffic accident case against actor Mikhail Efremov, the press service of the Federal Chamber of Lawyers reports.
Earlier, the Chamber’s Council 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.
The famous actor was charged with committing a traffic offense in a drunken state that led to a victim’s death. He could face from 5 to 12 years behind bars if conficted.
On June 9, Moscow’s Tagansky District Court ordered Efremov to be put under house arrest until August 9. In particular, he was banned from communicating with other case parties, using mobile phone and Internet.