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The life of fallen Salim Mehajer from inside his cell

Salim Mehajer has traded in his designer wardrobe, diamond accessories and marble encrusted mansion for tracksuit pants, Velcro sandshoes and a dingy, concrete prison cell.

The disgraced former Auburn mayor, who was arrested on January 23 for allegedly staging a car crash, has spent seven days behind bars – a stark contrast to the sprawling four-storey Lidcome property and waterfront Vaucluse apartment he has previously called home.

Although NSW Corrective Services would not confirm with Daily Mail Australia which facility the 31-year-old is being held ahead of his hearing at the Downing Centre Court on Thursday, new inmates are typically sent to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre in western Sydney.

Salim Mehajer has spent a week in prison – a stark contrast to his lavish lifestyle 

New South Wales detectives arrested Salim Mehajer (centre) on January 23 at an apartment  in Vaucluse where he was living

New South Wales detectives arrested Salim Mehajer (centre) on January 23 at an apartment  in Vaucluse where he was living

Although NSW Corrective Services has not confirmed which facility the 31-year-old is being held ahead of his hearing at the Downing Centre Court on Thursday, new inmates are typically sent to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre  (pictured) in western Sydney

Although NSW Corrective Services has not confirmed which facility the 31-year-old is being held ahead of his hearing at the Downing Centre Court on Thursday, new inmates are typically sent to the Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre  (pictured) in western Sydney

Pictured is Mr Mehajer's marble encrusted Lidcombe home, which he leased last year

Pictured is Mr Mehajer’s marble encrusted Lidcombe home, which he leased last year

Upon arrival, it is believed Mr Mehajer would have had to undergo a strip search by officers before being handed a set of prison clothing – a green t-shirt, shorts and trackpants – to replace the black suit he was seen wearing at the time of his arrest.

After he was processed, the 31-year-old would have been interviewed by a prison psychologist and assigned to a cell within the facility that houses 13,000 inmates, according to News.com.au.

Police claim Mehajer staged the crash in Lidcombe in October last year in order to avoid facing court over an alleged assault on a taxi driver.

After extensive inquires, investigators arrested Mr Mehajer at the Vaucluse home he moved into last year after splitting with his ex-wife Aysha and leasing his Lidcombe mansion for $2,950 a week.

Mr Mehajer has been charged with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to cheat and defraud, which carry maximum prison sentences of 14 years and 10 years, respectively.

Police also arrested Mehajer’s friend and business associate, Ahmed Jaghbir, 28, and also charged him with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to cheat and defraud. 

Police claim Mehajer (pictured at the scene) staged the crash in Lidcombe in October last year in order to avoid facing court over an alleged assault on a taxi driver 

Police claim Mehajer (pictured at the scene) staged the crash in Lidcombe in October last year in order to avoid facing court over an alleged assault on a taxi driver 

Pictured is the Mercedes Salim Mehajer was driving when he collided with a Mitsubishi in October 

Pictured is the Mercedes Salim Mehajer was driving when he collided with a Mitsubishi in October 

Police also arrested Mehajer's friend and business associate, Ahmed Jaghbir, 28, (pictured together) and also charged him with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to cheat and defraud 

Police also arrested Mehajer’s friend and business associate, Ahmed Jaghbir, 28, (pictured together) and also charged him with perverting the course of justice and conspiring to cheat and defraud 

Prisoners at the maximum security prison are seen looking at the intake section where prisoners arrive by truck and get processed before entering jail or are sent for their court appearance

Prisoners at the maximum security prison are seen looking at the intake section where prisoners arrive by truck and get processed before entering jail or are sent for their court appearance

Prisoners work in the yard looking down from the security tower

Prisoners work in the yard looking down from the security tower

Jaghbir allegedly said he was instructed to arrange the October collision to buy Mehajer some more time before his scheduled court hearing that day, the court heard. 

Shortly after the arrests of Mehajer and Jaghbir, investigators arrested Elias Moufferrige, 30, and his wife Malinda Moufferrige, 31, at a home at Lidcombe.

The couple was taken to Auburn police station, where they were charged with conspiring to cheat and defraud in relation to the crash.

They were granted bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on February 12.

Pictures taken at the scene of the crash show Mr Mehajer being pulled from the vehicle and placed into a neck brace, before being treated for neck pain and taken to hospital.

Mr Mehajer pictured on the day of his 2015 wedding to Aysha at Lidcombe in Sydney's south-west

Mr Mehajer pictured on the day of his 2015 wedding to Aysha at Lidcombe in Sydney’s south-west

The 31-year-old often flaunts his designer clothing, jewellery and cars on social media

The 31-year-old often flaunts his designer clothing, jewellery and cars on social media

Mr Mehajer is seen sitting on top of a white Roll's Royce 

Mr Mehajer is seen sitting on top of a white Roll’s Royce 

Last year, Mr Mehajer travelled to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight 

Last year, Mr Mehajer travelled to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather fight 

Mr Mehajer's arrest comes just weeks after he debuted his new relationship with model Melissa Tysoe, who he said he met at a New Year's Eve party (pictured together)

Mr Mehajer’s arrest comes just weeks after he debuted his new relationship with model Melissa Tysoe, who he said he met at a New Year’s Eve party (pictured together)

Ms Tysoe (pictured) and Mr Mehajer said they have 'immense connection'

Ms Tysoe (pictured) and Mr Mehajer said they have ‘immense connection’

His passenger and the occupants of the Mitsubishi – two women, aged 31 and 32 – were not reported to have been injured during the incident.

Mr Mehajer’s arrest comes just weeks after he debuted his new relationship with model Melissa Tysoe, who he said he met at a New Year’s Eve party.

The 31-year-old, who often flaunts his designer clothing, jewellery and cars on social media, has posted numerous images of the couple together, claiming they shared and ‘immense connection.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Mehajer’s attorney Tom Hughes for comment.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Mehajer's attorney Tom Hughes for comment

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr Mehajer’s attorney Tom Hughes for comment

 

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