The former deputy mayor of Auburn, Salim Mehajer, was never far from controversy
2009: Mehajer is sentenced to have or attempt to own a “prescribed restricted substance” and police uniform. The convictions will be overturned later in the appeal process.
March 2011: Mehajer runs unsuccessfully as an independent member of the Auburn Legislative Assembly in the NSW state elections.
He is then examined by the New South Wales Election Finance Agency, which has taken no action against him.
January 2012: Mehajer loses control of his $ 300,000 Ferrari and injures a mother and daughter in Sydney's west.
He is convicted of negligent driving and sentenced to 150 hours of community service. The conviction will be lifted later in the appeal process.
September 2012: Mehajer is elected as the independent city council of the city of Auburn and later elected deputy mayor.
February 2013: His construction company SM Project Developments is forced to liquidate by ATO due to unpaid taxes.
February 2014: A Mehajer property in Lidcombe is damaged by a suspicious fire.
June 2014: He is suspended from office by the local government department for one month because he has not disclosed his business and property interests.
The sentence will be lifted in December.
August 2015: The then deputy mayor of Auburn marries his partner Aysha at the so-called "wedding of the century".
Mehajer is fined $ 220 by the Auburn Council for closing Frances Street in Lidcombe. A petition is launched to release him for the wedding.
October 2015: Several contractors are taking legal action over allegedly unpaid debts, including a stonemason who installed stairs in his home in Lidcombe.
In the same month, he is pulled behind the wheel of an allegedly unregistered Ferrari twice in less than half an hour.
September 2015: Mehajer is re-elected deputy mayor of Auburn despite the petition demanding his release.
October 2015: He reveals that he hopes one day to find his way to the top of federal politics.
November 2015: Mehajer announces that he wants to study medicine and become a mental health specialist – as he tells his fellow councilors, he has stepped down as director of six of his seven development companies.
That same month, he was forced to defend allegations that he intimidated the father of a survivor of the Lindt Cafe siege.
December 2015: The Australian federal police are investigating Mehajer for allegations that he has forged documents to manipulate the Auburn City Council elections in 2012.
January 2016: He is suspended from office for four months because he has not disclosed his financial interest in a property.
He was found to be voting on changes that would add $ 1 million to its value.
July 2016: Mehajer is reportedly under investigation by the police after allegedly transferring $ 20 million to Lebanon.
In the same month, he was told that he must stay at least 50 meters from his wife Aysha until August 17, after the police took out an AVO on her behalf.
August 2016: Mehajer refuses to disclose who the videos are made for – which he claims – contain sexual abuse threats and death threats.
September 2016: He is not allowed to run a business for three years after appealing a decision by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission.
November 2016: Mehajer is publicly arrested by the local police on the Spanish party island of Ibiza after an argument with a taxi driver.
April 2017: Mehajer is arrested and charged after assaulting a taxi driver outside Star Casino in Sydney.
Just hours later, he is charged with assault after beating Channel Seven reporter Laura Banks' bank in a car door.
June 2017: Mehajer's sister Fatima claims 77 charges of fraud related to the Auburn City Council elections in 2012.
In the same month, its real estate development companies Sydney Project Group and SET Services are placed in the hands of administrators.
September 2017: Mehajer is accused of manipulating the courts to approve his plans for a mall and apartment block in western Sydney.
October 2017: He is charged a $ 1 million bill after allegedly not paying for work on his house in Lidcombe, a marble palace.
The same month, Mehajer was hospitalized after being involved in a car accident on the way to a court hearing about the incident with the taxi driver.
Also in October, a phone recording leaked in which Mehajer allegedly threatens to rape a custom auto mechanic.
November 2017: Police raided Mehajer's home as part of an investigation into the alleged staging of the car accident on the way to the court.
Mehajer is arrested and accused of violating an AVO that prevents him from seeing his estranged wife Aysha Learmonth.
February 2018: Mehajer is found guilty of attacking television reporter Laura Banks with a car door outside a Sydney police station last year.
He also receives a three-year good behavior loan and has to go through anger management advice after pleading guilty to the taxi driver's attack.
March 20, 2018: Mehajer is declared bankrupt by a Federal Circuit Court judge after one of his companies failed to pay over $ 200,000 in debt to his creditors.
May 17, 2018: Mehajer receives an 18-month good behavior loan after pleading guilty to intimidating his estranged wife.
June 22, 2018: Mehajer is directed to sit behind bars for 11 months for election fraud. His sister Fatima is sentenced to two months in prison.
May 17, 2019: Mehajer is indicted after allegedly mistaking the traffic tickets received in 2016 in the names of other people
May 21, 2019: The developer is released from Cooma prison behind bars after 11 months