The home is listed under Bojidar Zahariev, an executive with California-based The American Catechin Research Institute, a skin care company that has offices in Toronto.Looks like old Bojidar may have been telling the truth. I wonder what his "special relationship" with the U.S. government could have entailed--snitching on other, um, illegal gun devotees with Muslim-sounding last names, perhaps?
According to California media reports, in 1999, a 39-year-old man by the same name was picked up in an FBI organized crime sweep on charges of using interstate commerce to carry out a murder for hire and possession of illegal silencers and parts used to illegally convert firearms to machine guns.
While it remained unclear Monday what happened to those charges, United States Court of Appeals records show Zahariev — a native of Bulgaria and citizen of Canada — lost his bid to stay in the U.S. in 2004.
The documents show Zahariev had failed to demonstrate that the U.S. government had created a “special relationship” with him through his cooperation with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department “or that he faced any danger upon his removal to Canada.”
Update: Hold on a mo'. Is that former Liberal cabinet minister "Pass Me the Tequila" Sheila Copps I see endorsing the Catechin Research Institute on its website? Why, yes; yes it it. And doesn't her skin look all soft and dewy from using its products? (I ask you.)