Mehajer Arrives At Court For Sentencing For Electoral Fraud
WSFM has exclusive vision as Salim Mehajer arrived ahead of his sentencing over electoral fraud charges.
Earlier this year Magistrate Beverley Schurr had found “beyond reasonable doubt” that Mehajer, 31, had acted in “a joint criminal enterprise” with his sister Fatima Mehajer to try and influence the outcome of the 2012 Auburn Council election, which saw him become deputy mayor.
Central Local Court heard the pair had sent a number of suspicious texts to each other before the electoral roll closed in July 2012.
Fatima Mehajer, 28, has previously pleaded guilty to 77 charges.
“Even though text messages presented by the prosecution do not specify an act I am satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt by the circumstantial evidence,” Magistrate Schurr said.