Salim Mehajer jailed for at least 11 months for electoral fraud

Controversial Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer will have to serve 11 months behind bars over an electoral fraud plot with his sister.

Before reading out her reasons in the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday, magistrate Beverley Schurr said she would be jailing the 32-year-old for 21 months and ordering him to be released on a good behaviour bond after he serves 11 months.

She previously had found him guilty of 77 charges relating to a joint criminal enterprise with sister Fatima to influence the 2012 Auburn City Council vote.

Fatima Mehajer was given a two-month suspended jail term and placed on a $500 nine-month good behaviour bond.

She was filmed tripping as she made her way into the courthouse on Friday morning.

Salim Mehajer during a break at the Downing Centre Local Courts in Sydney. Source: AAP
His sister, Fatima Mehajer, tripped over on her way into the courthouse on Friday morning. Source: 7 News

More to come.