Salim Allegedly Slapped Fellow Inmate Over Smuggled Steroids
Disgraced property developer Salim Mehajer allegedly assaulted a fellow prison inmate after slapping him in the face over a failed attempt to smuggle in steroids.
The inmate was treated for minor injuries and has now been placed in protective custody.
The incident allegedly occurred at around 11am on February 7 at Cooma jail where the former Auburn councillor is serving a minimum 11 month sentence for engaging in a joint criminal enterprise with his sister aimed at influencing the 2012 council vote.
Corrective Services NSW confirmed that a 32-year-old is alleged to have assaulted a 37-year-old inmate in relation to the attempt.
“Cooma Correctional Centre placed a 37-year-old inmate on non-contact visits after an intelligence report suggested he planned to receive contraband, including steroids, from a visitor,”
“The steroids were allegedly being smuggled into the prison for another inmate."
“Around 11am, on Thursday 7 February, the 37-year-old inmate was allegedly slapped by a 32-year-old inmate at the centre.”
The 37-year-old was treated for “minor injuries” to the left side of his face, and has declined to pursue police action.
It is understood there were no witnesses to the alleged assault.
A prison source claimed Mehajer, 32, had been involved in several assaults at the minimum to medium security jail in recent weeks “all over getting steroids in”.
However, it is understood no contraband has entered the jail with officers thwarted all attempts.
Mr Mehajer, who is due to be released in May, was described last week by his lawyer as “probably one of the most hated people in Australia”.