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Salim Mehajer Pleads Guilty To Assaulting Sydney Taxi Driver

Salim Mehajer has pleaded guilty to assaulting a taxi driver in Sydney last year.

The former Auburn deputy mayor was involved in an incident outside The Star casino where he threw an EFTPOS machine at a taxi drivers face. 

Mehajer, 31, was due to face a three-day hearing after he was charged over the incident that took place on April 2, 2017.

The action left driver Nazir​ Syed with an injured nose.

Mehajer was also accused of stealing Mr Syed's phone as well as destroying another woman's phone.

Mehajer entered guilty pleas to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and destroying or damaging property at Downing Centre Local Court.

Two other charges, larceny less than $2000 and common assault, were withdrawn.

Mehajer will be sentenced on Thursday.

The property developer was found guilty last week of assault occasioning actual bodily harm after slamming a car door on a reporter when he left a police station following the taxi driver assault.

Magistrate Joanne Keogh convicted Mehajer but imposed no further penalty, saying he had been "hunted" by the media as he left the police station.

Mehajer has been in custody for over a month, charged with staging a car crash last year to avoid a court date for the taxi driver assault charges.

He denied staging the car crash, however he was refused bail.

SMH

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