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Former lawyer of actor Mikhail Efremov, who was convicted in a criminal case of a fatal accident, Elman Pashayev said that he had warned witnesses in the case of responsibility in case of false testimony. About this ex-defender of the artist said TV channel “360”.
“I honestly told them when we called them:“ Guys, God forbid, if you weren’t there, you don’t have to say anything. ” They even showed details of where what was, ”Pashayev said.
According to him, after the trial, he was not in contact with them. “We arrived, gave evidence – that’s all, after that I never spoke to them,” the lawyer said, noting that he had warned them: “If there is something wrong, they will be responsible themselves.”
Pashayev clarified that there were two witnesses from the defense in the court, not three. They can provide their mobile phones to track their whereabouts at the time of the accident, he said.
November 20, Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesman Irina Volk reportedthat three witnesses in the Efremov case are suspected of perjury, a case has been initiated against them. According to Volk, the actor’s defense invited two men to the court, who allegedly saw that another person was driving the artist’s car, and he himself “stood next to the car”. The third witness for the defense claimed that before the accident, he allegedly noticed a stranger in the back seat of the car, and there was no one behind the wheel. The court considered that the testimony of these witnesses contradicted the evidence collected in the case and were unreliable. Then the investigation established that those invited to the court had perjured.