Family fears they may never again see son arrested in Middle East 03/18/2016 7:24 am PDT Comments WDAF via WDAF: KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City family is desperately trying to free their son who has been arrested and jailed in the United Arab Emirates. Thirty-one-year-old Matthew Novak has been accused of defaulting on $90,000 of loans in the Untied Arab Emirates, which is a serious criminal offense in that part of the world. Novak lives in Cairo, Egypt. On Saturday, he was traveling home from a holiday in Thailand when he was arrested on a layover at the Abu Dhabi airport. FULL STORY: Family fears they may never again see son arrested in Middle East - WDAF Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.