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This report is from News Limited
SALIM Mehajer’s stroke of good luck in avoiding lengthy jail sentences has run out after he was today sentenced to at least 11 months behind bars for rigging a council election.
The former Auburn deputy mayor appeared in Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court this morning after he was convicted in April of more than 100 counts of electoral fraud.
A Sydney magistrate previously found he acted in a “joint criminal enterprise” with his sister Fatima, to rig the 2012 Auburn Council elections. It was that election which led to him becoming the deputy mayor. In handing down the sentence today, Magistrate Beverley Schurr imposed a 21 month jail term on Mehajer, 31, with a non parole period of 11 months to “reflect the serious criminality”. Mehajer sat in the public gallery wearing a blue suit and tie while writing notes on a piece of paper as his sentence was handed down.
Mehajer was earlier found guilty of forging documents and giving false or misleading information to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) after the court heard he fabricated a number of addresses for friends and family, claiming they resided in Auburn making them eligible to vote.
The alarm bell was raised when the AEC received an unusual number of online applications shortly before the close of the electoral roll.
The magistrate found voters named in some of the forged forms later said they were not responsible for completing or signing them.
“Mr Mehajer and eight other members of his family were registered to vote at false addresses,” Ms Schurr said this morning.