Maria Checa

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Maria Checa
Playboy centerfold appearance
August 1994
Preceded by Traci Adell
Succeeded by Kelly Gallagher
Personal details
Born (1970-07-29) July 29, 1970 (age 44)
Bogotá, Colombia
Measurements Bust: 32C"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 33"
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Weight 95 lb (43 kg)

Maria Checa (born July 29, 1970 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a Colombian-American model and actress. She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for August 1994. Her centerfold was photographed by Richard Fegley.[citation needed]

Checa, who moved with her family to Florida when she was a child, is also an accomplished artist who attended the Maryland Institute College of Art. She also attended and graduated from The New World School of the Arts in Miami.

On December 18, 2008, Checa was named in a legal complaint over insider trading after former boyfriend Jamil A. Bouchareb provided her, and others, with information ahead of public announcements of mergers and acquisitions that allowed them to trade stocks and amass over $4.2 million in illegal profits.[1] On June 24, 2013 all legal claims against Checa and her company, Checa International initiated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were dismissed by a federal judge.[2]

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  1. ^ "Maria Checa: Playmate Insider Trading", Digital Alchemy, 2008-12-19 
  2. ^ "Securities and Exchange Commission v. Matthew C. Devlin, et al., Civil Action No. 08-CV-11001 (S.D.N.Y.) (LGS)". U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 

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