Mehajer Launches $72.5 MILLION Cross-Claim From Behind Bars
Jailed businessman Salim Mehajer has launched an extraordinary multi-million dollar claim against a Sydney property developer.
Disgraced former deputy mayor Mehajer, who is currently in prison for electoral fraud, has hand written a 39-page claim against six former business partners for $72.5 million.
The 32-year-old writes that his document is 'unorthodox'and apologises for any 'typographic errors'.
A prison guard has also signed every page acting as his witness.
'Due to restricted computer access I have handwritten the attached affidavit to which I rely on to be used in these proceedings,' Mehajer's states in the affidavit.
The handwritten document will be used as part of his ongoing NSW Supreme Court battle over the Skypoint Towers complex at Lidcombe, in western Sydney.
Receivers for two of his failed companies are selling off apartments in the towers, which are estimated to be worth $20 million.
Meanwhile, Mehajer's six business partners and lenders are currently pursing the former Auburn deputy mayor for $100 million in damages.
Mehajer reveals in his affidavit that he doesn't have a lawyer, but he 'strongly anticipates' that he will when the matter is next in the Supreme Court.
In January this year Mehajer was arrested and charged with perverting the course of justice, after allegedly faking a car crash on his way to a Sydney court date last year.
He was remanded in custody for three months before walking free on bail in April when a $200,000 surety was paid.
Then in June he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for electoral fraud, with a minimum of 11 months behind bars.
'I continue to work in the best interest of those legitimate creditors, and trust the court does see this as a complex matter,' the jailed businessman claims in the affidavit.
The Daily Mail