at this moment In Moscow held a regular meeting of the Presnensky court in the case of a fatal accident involving a 56-year-old Michael Ephraim.
we will Remind, on June 8, the actor in his jeep flew into the oncoming lane and collided with a van courier service. From the received traumas the driver of the van, Sergey Zakharov died, and in the blood of Ephraim was discovered traces of alcohol and drugs. In the first days after the tragedy, the actor recorded a video message addressed to the relatives of the deceased, and apologized. In addition, he pleaded guilty during the first court session.
now, However, in the course of the court session Efremov refused to admit his guilt in the accident.
How can I admit guilt when I remember nothing
— said the actor “RIA Novosti”.
Recall that earlier that Efremov refuses the recognition of guilt, the journalists told the actor’s lawyer Elman Pashayev, today, however, this position was first announced by Ephraim.
the Lawyer of the actor today said that it has some data about the fraud by the victims.
currently I have received reliable information about the falsification of evidence by the representatives of the victims,
— said Pashayev in front of the courthouse.
during the meeting, the Prosecutor said that Yefremov was exceeding the speed limit by 25 km/h and lost control of the car. Traffic police inspector, who designed the Protocol at the scene, confirmed that the car was exactly Efremov. This question previously also been the subject of controversy, as some supporters of the actor have suggested that the car at the time of the accident was ruled not Yefremov.
Ephraim was charged under part 4 of article 264 criminal code (violation of traffic rules in a state of intoxication, entailed on imprudence death of the person). The court placed the actor under house arrest till 22 Jan 2021. The actor faces up to 12 years in prison.