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Salim Mehajer leaves jail after 11 months and walks straight into more legal woes

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Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has walked free from a New South Wales jail after 11 months behind bars for electoral fraud.

The former Auburn deputy mayor, who shot to fame after his lavish wedding, bizarre media appearances and frequent brushes with the law, was released from Cooma correctional centre on Tuesday morning.

Mehajer wore a blue suit and black sunglasses with his hair slicked back when he walked from the prison with lawyer Zali Burrows.

He didn’t stop to talk to the waiting media pack and left in a black car.

Mehajer was found guilty in April 2018 of being part of a 2012 electoral fraud plot that helped put him on Auburn city council.

He was jailed in June but the conclusion of his 11-month stint in prison on Tuesday won’t mark the end of his legal woes.

He is fighting allegations he staged a 2017 crash which saw his Mercedes AMG collide with another vehicle just before he was meant to appear in court over an alleged taxi driver assault.

The 32-year-old was also charged on Friday with driving offences relating to issues in 2012 to 2013.

He is due to face those matters before Cooma local court in July.

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