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Mohammad Shafia’s house rules

posted Nov 4, 2011, 10:26 AM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Nov 4, 2011, 10:27 AM ]
At the Shafias’, court hears, men were the law, women property and teen behaviour worthy of execution
by Michael Friscolanti on Friday, November 4, 2011 11:40am

On paper, Mohammad Shafia was the ideal immigrant, a wealthy, self-made businessman eager to inject his dollars into the Canadian economy. An Afghan who made his fortune in Dubai real estate, Shafia wasted little time setting up shop in his adopted country. In 2008, a year after arriving in Montreal, he purchased a $2-million strip mall in Laval—with a cash down payment of $1.6 million. He launched a company that imported and distributed clothing, household goods and construction material. And he chose the posh suburb of Brossard to build a sprawling mansion with plenty of room for all 10 members of his polygamous clan: himself, two wives and seven children.

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