Fate of Female CEO Imprisoned in Kuwait Hinges on Sunday Hearing
By David A. Patten
The Fate of Marsha Lazareva, a Wharton Business School Graduate, CEO of an investment firm, and a mother currently languishing behind bars in a remote Kuwaiti prison may well depend on what happens at a hearing this Sunday.
Lazareva, a Christian, is serving a 10-year sentence of hard labor for allegedly misappropriating funds, a charge her U.S. attorneys insist is groundless. She shares her prison with six other women, and her health is said to be failing.
Her 5-year-old son, who was born in Pennsylvania, has been told that her mother is on a very long business trip. She has been imprisoned for about a year.