Former Auburn Deputy Mayor and Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has been arrested once again, but this time for allegedly assaulting a taxi driver outside The Star casino on Sunday Morning and pushing a television reporter into the door of Porsche within the next 24-hour period.
During the first incident with the television reporter, Mehajer was trying to get away from the media in his luxury car, while the reporter in question was trying to talk to him from the sidewalk. His hand was injured in the process and Mehajer drove away.
For the incident involving the taxi driver, Mehajer was charged with attempting to steal the driver’s EFTPOS machine and mobile, after police were called to The Star casino in Pyrmont around 4:30am on Sunday, where the 38-year- old driver also sustained an injured nose.
Mehajer was taken to Day Street Police Station after being picked up at the corner of William and Bourke Street in Darlinghurst, but was later released on conditional bail and is due to appear in court on April 26.
While he has yet to make a formal statement, Mehajer did take to Instagram to say, “Appalling behaviour by the Senior Constable in charge of today's "allegations". Sir, place a million cameras in front of me and all you'll see is my smile”.
This most recent arrest is not the first time Mehajer has been in trouble with the law as he received a four-month suspension from his local council last January for not informing other councillors of a building he owned in Auburn when debating about the rezoning of that area.
And mid last year, came under great fire after a series of videos were released of him threatening to rape his estranged wife and her family if she did not reestablish contactwith him back.