August 5 was held the first hearing on the merits of the case of Mikhail Efremov. In the courtroom, the actor was seen with a mobile phone, which is a direct violation of the terms of his house arrest. Efremov has no right to use a mobile phone and the Internet. This breach drew the attention of the journalists after the meeting. Lawyer Ephraim tried to justify the actor in front of reporters, saying that his client studied the photographs with the case. Later, however, the journalists appeared evidence that Yefremov was leafing through the Internet browser. Some journalists insist that Michael Ephraim should now be put in jail.