Western Sydney deputy mayor Salim Mehajer being sued

Controversial western Sydney deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has found himself in more hot water.

The Auburn councillor and a business partner face a law suit, launched by the liquidator of one of his companies.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports Cr Mehajer and his business partner Minh Hua, joint owners of failed company SM Project Developments, are being sued in the NSW Supreme Court accused of breaching their directors’ duties.


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The liquidator, Anthony Elkerton of Dean-Willcocks Advisory, said in documents filed with the corporate regulator that he believes the cause of the failure of the company is “poor strategic management of [the] business”.

The company was forced into liquidation in April last year over unpaid taxes. Corporate documents show that a total of $889,709 is owed to the Australian Taxation Office and three other creditors.

Latest filings with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission reveal Mr Elkerton believes the Supreme Court action could result in $697,310 being recovered.

The tribunal will hear the dispute on November 10.

In August Mehajer made headlines with his extravagant traffic-stopping wedding.  Then last weekend he took to Twitter to vent after being pulled over by police twice on Saturday.  He was slapped with two fines for driving an unregistered Ferrari without a licence.  He used Facebook to tell police to use taxpayers’ money more wisely.

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