'I Don't Deserve To Be Here' Salim Mehajer Denied Bail Again
Sydney businessman and former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has now been denied bail for a third time, after representing himself via video at Burwood Local Court.
Despite claiming he has been threatened inside jail by bikies and that he is in danger of going bankrupt, magistrate Jacqueline Trad said Mehajer's claims had already been taken into account and he would remain behind bars until at least March 28.
31-year-old Mehajer wore a bushy beard as he clutched wooden beads throughout the hearing.
He is accused of staging a car crash in Lidcomb in October last year and attempting to defraud an insurance company, days after insuring his Mercedes for more than $150,000.
Mehajer said, 'It's an absolute mess,'
'I don't deserve to be here.'
'I am here between four walls and letting everything collapse... this is going to be a catastrophe,'
Last month Mehajer was found guilty of assaulting a reporter when he slammed his car door on her arm and earlier this month he was placed on a good behaviour bond for the April 2017 cabbie attack.
He also awaits a verdict next month on alleged electoral fraud offences.