United Russia expels politician convicted for accident resulting in two deaths

United Russia expels politician convicted for accident resulting in two deaths
Dmitry Yeremeyev

The former speaker of the Tyumen City Council received three years of probation.

The former chairman of the Tyumen City Duma, Dmitry Yeremeyev, who was sentenced to three years of probation for an accident resulting in two deaths, was expelled from the United Russia party. The decision was made by the presidium of the party’s regional political council, Ura.ru reports. 

“Dmitry Yeremeyev was expelled from the United Russia party in accordance with paragraphs 4.3.2 and 4.4.5 of the party’s charter due to a conviction,” the press service of the United Russia’s Tyumen branch told. 

At the time of the trial, Yeremeyev’s membership in the party was suspended. 

The accident occurred on June 24, 2018. Yeremeyev, driving a Toyota Land Cruiser, crossed into the oncoming lane and collided with a Toyota Avensis cab. The taxi driver and his passenger died. Yeremeyev paid their relatives about 3 million rubles ($ 45,000).

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