Christian Michel Age, Controversy, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Christian Michel

Full NameChristian James Michel
Profession(s)Businessman, Middleman
Famous ForBeing accused in AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter Scam
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourGrey (Semi-Bald)
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear- 1964
Age (as in 2018) 54 Years
BirthplaceUnited Kingdom
FamilyFather- Wolfgang Max Richard Michel (Broker)
Mother- Name Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Controversies• He is an alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper deal. He was extradited from the UAE to India on 4 December 2018. Indian authorities investigated the accusations that Michel organised bribes to push a ₹3,600-crore contract for VVIP helicopters to be purchased by the Indian Government for the top Indian leaders, bureaucrats, and other officials.
• Michel along with two other middlemen is also accused by the Enforcement Directorate, a law enforcement agency of India, of taking commissions worth €70 million from AgustaWestland to bribe Indian officials who helped him.
• Michel has also been charged in the Milan court for his role in taking millions of dollars from other companies illicitly.Allegations on Christian Michel

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Christian Michel

  • His deceased father, Wolfgang Max Richard Michel was also a middleman and acted as a mediator between former Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and Britain’s Labour Party.

    Muammar Gaddafi was helped by Christian Michel's father

    Muammar Gaddafi was helped by Christian Michel’s father

  • Christian Michel has also served as a chairman and sole director of Entera Corporation, a British company. His father, Wolfgang Michel had also promoted Entera Corporation along with two other companies; UCM International Trading Limited and Ferro-Imports Limited. In 2004, Entera Corporation went insolvent with more than £1.3 million in debt and Michel was banned from doing business in the UK for seven years. [1]business-standard
  • With the help of his father, Entera Corporation made more than £2 million from India between 1987 and 1996.
  • In AgustaWestland case, Michel is one of the three middlemen being probed in the case, along with Carlo Gerosa and Guido Haschke. [2]firstpost
  • In 2017, Michel had written a letter to the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and insisted that he was a victim of “political conspiracy.” [3]thehindu
  • In November 2018, a Dubai-based court confirmed the order clearing the way for Michel’s extradition to India.