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Elman Pashayev said that Mikhail Efremov finally refused to continue cooperation with him

15:21, 09/14/2020

Earlier, the lawyer said that the contract with the 56-year-old actor ended after the verdict.

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The cooperation between lawyer Elman Pashayev and his client Mikhail Efremov has ended. The actor, according to the 48-year-old lawyer, made the final decision. Prior to that, the human rights activist argued that the contract with the 56-year-old artist after the verdict was terminated, but further work depended on the desire of Mikhail Olegovich. Efremov, who received a serious sentence, did not have such a desire.

We add that Mikhail Efremov, who was found guilty of a fatal road accident in the center of Moscow on September 8 of this year and was imprisoned for eight years, was dissatisfied with the sentence passed on him and Pashayev's work. It was assumed that the lawyer would handle the actor's appeal. He stated that he had already sent a preliminary statement, and is also preparing an expanded version of it. But Mikhail Olegovich did not want this service either, saying that his wife Sofya Kruglikova was looking for a new lawyer. In a conversation with representatives of the Public Monitoring Commission of Moscow, the honored artist admitted that he did not expect such a sentence and believes that Pashayev “set him up for these eight years,” because the lawyer promised that he would achieve the minimum punishment: either a sentence not related to imprisonment, or serving time in a colony-settlement with the possibility of quick release on parole, reports TASS.

Elman Pashaev

Recall that Elman Pashayev from the very beginning declared Efremov's innocence. However, by the end of the trial, the line of defense was built in such a way that it caused only ridicule and doubt about the adequacy of both the client and his lawyer. The lawyer insisted that Mikhail Efremov was not driving his car, therefore, it was not he who provoked the accident. A man who was blind in one eye was invited as a witness for the defense. An eyewitness said that that evening he saw that the actor was in the passenger seat. However, he later admitted that on the day of the accident he was also slightly drunk.

Despite the fact that Pashayev's activities have already attracted the attention of the Ministry of Justice of Russia, which proposes to terminate his status as a lawyer, the lawyer is sure that the actor took the blame of one of his stellar colleagues. “Here he is such a worthy man, you will not believe. Even if he says something against me in the isolation ward, I will not change my opinion about Mikhail. I talked to him on these topics more than once. He said, "I'm not going to betray my friends." Moreover, he really does not remember what happened in reality, ”said Elman Pashayev.

Mikhail Efremov

We will also add that Mikhail Efremov is now in jail-5 “Vodnik”. The actor will stay there for a month until the verdict comes into force, in addition, this time will be needed to consider the application for appeal. According to the head of the legal center Pavel Pyatnitsky, the conditions in the pre-trial detention center, where Efremov is, are better than in many other places. And if the relatives of the actor send a request, then you can ask the Federal Penitentiary Service in Moscow to leave the artist in the department of economic support. The media reported that Efremov currently has really excellent conditions - he can use the shower, go to the gym and even perform on stage, and for an additional fee order hot meals, such as Peking duck and tiramisu.

It is worth noting that some of the artist's colleagues do not exclude that Efremov will be released much earlier. So, Ksenia Sobchak announced this immediately after the sentencing. She suggested that the actor could fall under an amnesty next year, a draft of which is being prepared by one of the leading parties in Russia. The journalist stated that if it were not for “swindler Pashayev and all these changes in testimony,” Mikhail Olegovich would have been sentenced to two or three years in prison, and then everything could have ended on parole. “That is, such a harsh sentence, eight years (usually four or five years are given under this article), is the work of the lawyer Pashayev and those who suggested hiring him,” Sobchak wrote.

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