Mikhail Yefremov was sentenced to eight years in a general regime colony
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Mikhail Yefremov was sentenced to eight years in a general regime colony

9 September , 09:29Society
The Presnensky Court of Moscow sentenced Honored Artist of Russia Mikhail Yefremov to eight years in a general regime colony. The actor was accused of a fatal traffic accident in the center of Moscow in early June this year.

Then his car flew into the oncoming lane and rammed the van, at the time of the accident the actor was drunk.

"The court believes that the correction of Yefremov is possible only in isolation from society", - the Interfax news agency quotes the verdict of Judge Elena Abramova. The court did not see the possibility of assigning a suspended sentence to the actor. Mikhail Yefremov was taken into custody in the courtroom, previously he was under house arrest. Until the verdict comes into legal force, he will be kept in a pre-trial detention center.

At the same time, the court did not begin to deprive Mikhail Yefremov of state awards, but he would also be deprived of the right to drive a car for a period of three years. The claims of Vitaly Zakharov, the eldest son of Sergei Zakharov, who died in the road accident, were partially satisfied, compensation in the amount of 800 thousand rubles was awarded in his favor, although he asked for 7.3 million rubles, - notes the Telegram channel of the Podyem publication.

The party of the victims - relatives of the driver of the van Sergey Zakharov, who died shortly after the accident, will not file an appeal against the verdict, - said lawyer Anna Butyrina. At the same time, the state prosecution asked to sentence Mikhail Yefremov by the age of 11 in the colony.

Initially, Mikhail Yefremov wrote down the penitential appeal , then he denied his guilt, but on the eve of the announcement of the verdict he again pleaded guilty. On September 7, director and actor Ivan Okhlobystin turned to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to "spare" the honored artist. He said that Mikhail Yefremov would not tolerate imprisonment.

A "black magician" was detained near the Presnensky court building, who conjured over photographs of actor Mikhail Yefremov and lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky.

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