“Indeed, Roman Mikhailovich became Efremov’s new lawyer, he deliberately turned off his phone, as he received a stream of calls,” RIA Novosti quotes a message from the Russian Lawyers Company.

Earlier, Efremov told the POC members about the search for a new lawyer.

It was also reported that the Russian Ministry of Justice plans to submit a proposal to deprive Elman Pashayev, who represented the interests of Efremov, of the status of a lawyer.

The Presnensky Court of Moscow sentenced Efremov to eight years in a general regime colony and deprived him of his driver's license for three years.