Marc Fogel is a Butler native. He taught high school history in Colombia, Malaysia, Mexico, Oman, Venezuela and, for the last decade, at the Anglo-American School in Moscow. He had planned to retire this year with his wife Jane Fogel in Oakmont.
Marc Fogel, 61, has been held in Russia for just over a year. He was detained at an airport upon returning for the school year when his luggage was found to contain medical marijuana, which was recommended by a doctor to treat severe chronic pain from his history of spinal surgeries.
Marc was found guilty of “large-scale drugs smuggling” in June and sentenced to 14 years in a high-security penal colony.
Marc Fogel remains detained in a Russian prison despite recent calls to free him. His family now fears the worst because of his debilitating spinal pain and the fact he's being moved to a hard-labor colony. KDKA
Petition to free Marc Fogel
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