CONFUSION IN COURT AS U.S. HEAVYWEIGHTS FIGHT FOR CHRISTIAN BUSINESSWOMAN’S RELEASE FROM KUWAITI PRISON
By Evie Fordham
The Daily Caller
April 25, 2019
Hopes of an Easter miracle for a Christian businesswoman who said she’s been wrongly imprisoned in Kuwait since 2018 were dashed after confusion in the courtroom Sunday, former FBI Director Louis Freeh told The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday.
Marsha Lazareva, a Russian national and former chief executive of private equity group KGL Investment (KGLI), was sentenced to 10 years of hard labor for misappropriating hundreds of millions of dollars from Kuwaiti government investors in a Kuwaiti court May 6. Lazareva was present for her appeal hearing, but she was taken back to prison for unknown reasons, according to Freeh, one of her U.S.-based advocates. Freeh said he was unable to present evidence he believes could free the mother of a young son, who was born in Pennsylvania and has U.S. citizenship.