By Shane McGinley
June 10, 2019
Neil Bush, the son of American President George H.W. Bush, said the Marsha Lazareva case will have negative ramifications for Kuwait
Neil Bush, the son of United States President George H.W., has called for the release of a Russian businesswoman who has been in prison in Kuwait for 470 days, claiming the charges against her are “totally bogus” and could have negative ramifications for the Gulf state’s standing in the international business community.
Marsha Lazareva, an employee of KGL Investment Company in Kuwait, was arrested in November 2017 and sentenced to ten years hard labour imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of 22 million Kuwait dinar ($72 million) in May last year after being found guilty of charges of embezzlement.
The conviction was successfully appealed on May 5, 2019 when it was discovered the documents used as evidence against her were proven to be forgeries. While the Kuwait Court of Appeal imposed bail of 11 million Kuwait dinars, she has still not been released, having served 470 days in prison up until June 10.