CHRISTIAN BUSINESSWOMAN RELEASED FROM KUWAITI PRISON ON BAIL MONTHS AFTER POSTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, LEGAL TEAM SAYS
By Evie Fordham
Politics and Healthcare Reporter
The Daily Caller
June 12, 2019
A Russian businesswoman and mother of a U.S. citizen who says she has been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait for over a year was released on bail after a team of international heavyweights, including former FBI Director Louis Freeh, advocated for her, her team said.
Marsha Lazareva was sentenced to 10 years in prison for misappropriating funds in a Kuwaiti court May 6, 2018. Charges against her have not been dismissed, and Lazareva is still under a travel ban, her team said Wednesday.
Lazareva and another business executive, Saeed Dashti, were caught up in the same accusation and posted an eye-popping $33 million in joint bail.
“I’ve been around a long time. I’ve never heard of a $33 million cash bail,” Freeh, a Clinton appointee and former judge, told The Daily Caller News Foundation in April.