Kuwaiti Judge Rejects Testimony on Behalf of Imprisoned Female CEO
By David A. Patten
Unless a Kuwaiti judge agrees to hear evidence that could exonerate her, Marsha Lazareva, an investment-firm CEO who was thrown into a Kuwaiti prison based on what former FBI officials say are falsified documents and fabricated testimony, may be doomed to spend a decade behind bars doing hard labor.
As Newsmax reported last week, Lazareva, the mother of a 5-year-old boy who thinks she’s away on an extended business trip, has spent the past year in a remote Kuwaiti prison where she’s sharing a cell with as many as six other women.
Her attorneys insist the allegation that she misappropriated funds is groundless, and they warn that her health is deteriorating.