PA. SENATOR CASEY SAYS NOT TO FORGET RESIDENT JAILED IN RUSSIA

PA Senator Bob Casey is urging people not to forget about a man from Pennsylvania who’s still in prison in Russia. The White House says that WNBA Player Brittney Griner is on her way home after being released Thursday and that they’re also still negotiating for Paul Whelan, who was arrested four years ago for spying. However, Senator Casey says Oakmont resident Marc Fogel also deserves to be fought for. He is a teacher who is being detained in Russia for similar circumstances to Griner’s. The lawmaker says his family fears he will not survive his 14-year hard-labor sentence.  Senator Casey says he took additional steps in October to get Fogel listed as wrongfully detained, so that the State Department can take more immediate action.