Driver Faces Court Over Alleged Salim Mehajer 'Car Crash'
The female driver who allegedly collided with Salim Mehajer in a staged car crash has faced a Sydney court with her husband and two other relatives.
Mehajer, 31, was on his way to a court hearing last October over his alleged assault of a taxi driver when he collided with a vehicle said to be driven by Fakaha Ki Malinda Moufferrige, also 31, at a Lidcombe intersection.
The property developer has previously been denied bail and remains in custody over the crash, which he is accused of staging to delay the hearing.
Moufferrige had a brief first appearance at Burwood Local Court on Thursday with her husband Elias Moufferrige, 30, brother-in-law Michael Moufferrige, 28, and sister-in-law Nora Anne Bush, 32.
They're all charged with one count of conspiring with each other, Mehajer and his business associate, Ahmed Jaghbir, to cheat and defraud an insurer.
A court previously heard Fakaha Moufferrige was driving and Bush was in the passenger seat when they collided with Mehajer's Mercedes AMG before 9am on October 16.
"Remarkably, the airbags do not go off in either vehicle," magistrate Jennifer Giles said at Mehajer's bail hearing last month.
Michael Moufferrige was allegedly seen driving behind the two women before the crash, and later he and his brother Elias were heard in telephone intercepts to be claiming $10,000 for helping Mehajer, the court heard.
Michael Moufferrige on Thursday told reporters, "not guilty, my name's Bob" as he left court.
The four relatives, who all live at the same East Lidcombe address, will remain on bail ahead of their next mention on March 28.
They're all required to report to police three times a week and to not contact or go near Mehajer and Jaghbir, who are both charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to cheat and defraud over the crash.
Jaghbir, 28, is also defending an unrelated murder charge following the shooting death in March last year of Sydney underworld figure Kemel Barakat.
He was granted strict conditional bail over the crash last month.