Michael Efremovich: Maxim Blinov / RIA Novosti
The Board of the Federal chamber of advocates (FCA) of the RF issued a warning to the defender of the actor Mikhail Yefremov Elman Pashayev and his colleague representing the interests of the injured party, Alexander Dobrovinsky. In the petition, the organization asked the parties ‘ representatives and lawyers that are not related to the criminal case, to refrain from public statements, writes “Kommersant”.
In the APF drew attention to the fact that Pashayev Dobrovinsky and actively speak in the media in connection with the incident. “They publicly report information constituting advocate’s secrecy, Express other opinions, are clearly incompatible with the substance of the legal profession, and openly used his involvement in high-profile case for self-promotion”, — said the lawyer.
This behavior is not typical of lawyers for members of the professional community, “caring about the authority of the legal profession as an independent civil society institution and an integral part of the administration of justice”, the appeal says.
“The statements of some lawyers in connection with a resonant investigations, often to a much greater extent subject to the requirements of public relations than the rules of legal ethics, which, of course, unacceptable. We don’t want to, for example, the doctor to whom people turned with a delicate problem, in the evening told on the TV show,” said Vice President of FPA Michael Tolcheev.
Pashayev Dobrovinsky and supported the statement of the Board of FPA, calling it “timely and justified.” Defender Ephraim said that he only answers the calls of journalists, says “short and solely on the merits of the case.” “My comments have the same goal — to show that around this case many untruths and I reveal,” said he. Dobrovinsky in turn, stressed that his statement agreed with his principals, therefore, of ethics violations in his behavior there is.
On the evening of 8 June Efremov, who was in a state of alcoholic intoxication, caused an accident in the center of Moscow. His SUV drove into the oncoming lane and crashed into a van, whose driver died in hospital due to blood loss. Efremov was not injured, he was sent under house arrest.
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