Salim Mehajer Charged With Dealing Prescription Medication
Former Auburn deputy mayor and property developer Salim Mehajer, who has been behind bars after being charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and conspiring to cheat or defraud, is now facing fresh charges.
This time Mehajer has been slapped with drug dealing charges just a week after being declared bankrupt.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the charges relate to the possession of anti-anxiety and heavy-duty painkillers.
The charges will be formerly laid on Wednesday when Mehajer attends court over the car crash last year that police claim was staged in order to avoid a court appearance.
Police raided Mehajer's Lidcombe home in November last year and a number of Alprazolam, Targin and Enzone tablets were allegedly discovered while they searched for evidence in relation to the car crash.
This latest charge comes after the 31-year-old former property developer was declared bankrupt last week by a Federal Circuit Court judge.
Mehajer is currently fighting legal battles over claims of electoral fraud and breaching an AVO taken out by former wife Aysha Learmonth.
He is also accused of defrauding an insurance company and is currently on a good behaviour bond after assaulting a taxi drive last year.