- Susan Nehme has been stripped of her luxury house boat worth up to $300,000
- The seizure was part of an investigation by Crime Commission into her income
- She told the court she was unaware the vessel was registered in her name
The unemployed de facto wife of a bikie president, who claimed to be struggling financially, has been stripped of her luxury house boat worth up to $300,000.
The seizure was part of an investigation into the income of Susan Nehme and Nomads national president Sleiman ‘Simon’ Tajjour, who both receive Government pensions but appear to live lavish lifestyles, Daily Telegraph reported.
Moored at Breakfast Point in Sydney’s inner west, the boat ‘Dream On’ and how it came to be owned by Nehme will be a major target of the investigation.
Susan Nehme (pictured), the de facto wife of bikie president Sleiman ‘Simon’ Tajjour, had her $300,000 ‘Dream On’ houseboat seized because authorities believed it was bought illegally
The NSW Crime Commission claimed the coupe’s possessions, which included a Harley-Davidson and a number of cars, including a Lexus 4WD, plus a recently purchased property in Greystanes, were obtained with fraudulent loans.
Police claimed in documents tendered to the NSW Supreme Court Tajjour was on a disability pension, while his partner received a single mothers pension.
The mother-of-two has not been charged over ownership of the boat, however authorities were convinced it was obtained through illegal means.
She told the court she was unaware the vessel was registered in her name and claimed she had been used as a cover.
Nehme’s lawyer, Omar Juweinat, revealed she had agreed to give up any rights in relation to the boat.
Susan Nehme (right) and Nomads national president Sleiman ‘Simon’ Tajjour (middle) both receive Government pensions but appeared to live lavish lifestyles, the court heard
‘Frankly, she is a vulnerable single mother who was simply used as a front by the true owner,’ he said.
The boat, worth between $200,000 and $300,000, was transferred to Nehme’s name on September 27, 2016 according to RMS records tendered to court.
A financial investigator from the Crime Commission made moves to freeze the boat that same day under the suspicion it was part of ‘serious crime-related activity’.
The couple both pleaded guilty in Burwood Local Court to falsifying loan applications used to buy a house, a Harley-Davidson and cars, including the Lexus.
Tajjour was sentenced to six months prison Friday after pleading guilty to lying on two applications, one for $750,000 and another for $580,000, in 2015.
Tajjour (right) was sentenced to six months prison Friday after pleading guilty to lying on two applications, one for $750,000 and another for $580,000, in 2015
Nehme pleaded guilty to operating companies, including one called Clodz Electrical, to borrow more than $813,000, from ANZ bank and Macquarie Bank from 2013 to 2015.
Court documents revealed Nehme listed her job as the company’s directer in an application to buy a 2009 Harley-Davidson, despite not owning a motorbike licence.
Macquarie Bank noted ‘deception in the application’ when Nehme applied for a loan with it in 2015, according to court documents.
The Crime Commission case is set to return to court Sunday.