Salim Mehajer Charged, Placed On "Virtual House Arrest"
Controversial businessman Salim Mehajer is effectively under house arrest after allegedly breaching an apprehended violence order taken out on behalf of his estranged wife, a Sydney magistrate says.
Mehajer was charged on Monday morning following a car crash in Kingsgrove in Sydney's south and appeared in Burwood Local Court on two counts of breaching an apprehended violence order and one of dangerous driving.
It's alleged the former Auburn deputy mayor was stalking ex-partner Aysha Learmonth in the laneway behind her Kingsgrove home in his white four-wheel drive Audi in the early hours of Monday.
Prosecutors say Mehajer also breached his AVO by publishing an Instagram post at the weekend of himself and Ms Learmonth.
The post has since been deleted with Mehajer claiming his Instagram account was hacked.
The 31-year-old smiled when granted bail by Magistrate Joy Boulos who imposed strict conditions and said he'd effectively be under house arrest in Vaucluse.
Mehajer must adhere to a 10pm-5am curfew and report to police three times a week. He's not to use any social media sites to contact his estranged wife.
He must also stay away from the Kingsgrove area where she lives.
Mehajer had to hand in his passport and have someone post $10,000 to secure his bail.
He is due to reappear in Burwood Local Court on March 26 and 27 to face the AVO breach matters and dangerous driving charge.