Actor Sergei Garmash tried to meet with Valery Zakharov, the brother of Sergei Zakharov, who died in an accident with the participation of artist Mikhail Efremov. Thus, Valery answered the question of Izvestia about whether any of the media personalities contacted him in order to “talk like a human being”.
According to Valery, after Garmash contacted representatives of the injured party, they offered to meet in the presence of lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky, who represents their interests. In response, Garmash replied that he agreed to a meeting and the presence of a lawyer “does not frighten him.”
However, after that, the actor sent a message that he would also come with a lawyer. As a result, the meeting never took place.
Earlier on the same day, the court sentenced Efremov to eight years in a general regime colony, deprived the artist of his driver’s license for three years and recovered from him 800 thousand rubles in favor of the eldest son of the deceased. In addition, Efremov was ordered to pay one ruble each to the widow, brother and youngest son of the deceased. Previously, they have filed claims with a corresponding amount of compensation. The court also appointed Efremov a three-year ban on driving after his release. At the same time, the court decided not to deprive the actor of state awards.
The actor was taken into custody in the courtroom. Prior to that, he was under house arrest. The court ruled to set off two days of house arrest as a real day. Efremov will be quarantined in a pre-trial detention center.
Efremov’s lawyer Elman Pashayev said that the defense would appeal against the verdict, Gazeta.ru writes.
The accident happened on June 8 at Smolenskaya Square in Moscow. Yefremov’s SUV flew into the oncoming lane at high speed and collided head-on with the Lada van. The driver of the domestic car, courier Sergei Zakharov, died from his injuries in the hospital the next morning. The examination found that at the time of the accident, Efremov was drunk, and traces of drugs were found in his body.