Mehajer facing fresh charges

DISGRACED former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has been charged over his alleged role in the use of fraudulent information and identification to avoid detection for traffic offences.

In April 2016, the State Crime Command’s Financial Crimes Squad established Strike Force Nivun to investigate reports motorists had been fraudulently nominated as drivers of vehicles that had been issued infringement notices.
Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators arrested a 32-year-old man at a correctional facility in Cooma last Friday.
He was charged with four counts of make false declaration for material benefit, and four counts of dealing in identification information.
Police will allege in court that the man supplied the details of another driver and information for four speeding offences he had committed between 2012 and 2013.
Investigations under Strike Force Nivun are ongoing.