A major contributor to this article appears to have a close connection with its subject. (May 2016)
8 August 1987
|Education||University of Galați|
|Known for||Arms dealer and former model|
|Height||179 cm (5 ft 10 in)|
|Spouse(s)||Abhishek Verma (married 2006–present)|
Verma graduated from the University of Galați with a master's degree in engineering. After leaving modelling, she joined Atlas Telecom Network Romania, a mobile service provider, and was appointed the Deputy general manager of Bucharest operations. Upon her marriage to Abhishek Verma in 2006, she became his lieutenant in his global weapons trade and defense supplies business; in 2011 she bought into 51% equity and was appointed the Managing Director of SIG Sauer India, a joint venture with the multinational weapons contractor.
Verma is the Chairperson of Olialia World a fast moving consumer goods multinational corporation with annual revenues of US$2 billion. Verma was awarded the contract to construct & own Maldives International Airport with an investment of US$500 million. This airport would be known as 'Olialia International Airport' for 50 years. Close to the international airport in Maldives, Verma is developing another island into a five star hotel called the Olialia Island Resort which is staffed only by blonde women.
Verma is involved in philanthropic activities in India and Romania. In March 2020 Verma donated millions of facemasks, sanitizers and medical supplies to hospitals in India to protect healthcare professionals and patients from Corona Virus flu.
Arrest and imprisonment
Verma and her husband have been accused of corruption and money laundering and were arrested by the CBI for supposedly bribing Indian defense officials to secure billion-dollar weapons contracts. On 8 June 2012 they were both imprisoned in Tihar Jail, Delhi. Verma was the inspiration for author Sunetra Choudhury who wrote a book Prison Tales published by Roli Books and featured Verma as the VIP inmate who wore 24K gold plated Louis Vuitton high heel shoes in prison.
Verma's bail plea was rejected by the Delhi High Court in March 2015, but on 20 May 2016 the court granted her bail after four years in prison. According to Indian investigators, their attempts to freeze Verma's offshore bank accounts in the tax haven of Principality of Liechtenstein had been unsuccessful as the Liechtenstein government rejected the request from Enforcement Directorate India, calling it a 'fishing expedition' as no charges had been brought forward that could constitute a criminal offence in Liechtenstein or the European Union.
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