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Defender Ephraim said that three times was deprived of the status of lawyer

Defender actor Mikhail Efremov Elman Pashayev said that it was three times deprived of the lawyer status "because of the opponents," but he's willing to endure it for the fourth time.

"If I was three times deprived of the lawyer status? Yes, it's true, I may even be ready on the fourth. Each time it was because of the opponents", — he declared on air of TV channel "Russia 1", noting that he has been practicing law for 20 years.

Previously, the Pasha said that his client refused to plead guilty in fatal accident, although it was recorded a video message with a public consent to be punished.

In particular, Efremov asked for forgiveness from the family of the deceased Zakharov and promised help.

The lawyer of the injured party Alexander Dobrovinsky said earlier RIA Novosti that Zakharov's family did not accept the apology of Ephraim and not accept his financial help.

Last week Pashayev said representatives of Ephraim will no longer offer the family of the deceased Zakharova monetary compensation, its size will now have to determine the court.

Efremov on the evening of 8 June on the Garden ring in Moscow behind the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee drove into the oncoming lane and collided with "Lada", which driver, courier online-shop Sergey Zakharov, later died of injuries in hospital. According to prosecutors, at the time of the accident, the actor was simultaneously under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Efremov is now under house arrest. He faces up to 12 years in prison.