Australia's notorious Deputy Mayor centre of controversy, again

Salim Mehajer (AAP)
Salim Mehajer (AAP)

One of Australia's most controversial politicians is again in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Salim Mehajer is the Deputy Mayor in Sydney who got in trouble for blocking a road to make way for his own lavish wedding.

Now he's accused of moving his own driving demerit points onto another person's licence.

Mr Mehajer was also suspended for failing to disclose financial interests.

Sydney police are investigating allegations that demerit points accrued against vehicles connected to Mr Mehajer were shifted to another man -- Abdel Razzak -- who had no idea what was going on.

"I haven't seen him in my life," says Mr Razzak. "I only I know him like everyone after his wedding."

At least 11 demerit points for the Mehajer cars ended up on Mr Razzak's licence.

"Whoever put my name in this statutory declaration for no reason and signed instead of me, they will get charged."

Mr Razzek says Mr Mehajer's camp tried to buy his silence. Mr Mehajer's camp says that's not true and Mr Razzak tried to blackmail them.

All this is a bad look for Mr Mehajer, who last year announced he wanted to be Prime Minister.

"I'd like to be State Federal and I'd love to make my way up to the very top spot. That's my dream come true."