Salim Mehajer walks free from prison – but troubles aren't over yet

Disgraced Sydney businessman Salim Mehajer has walked free from a NSW prison 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.

Salim Mehajer during a break at Sydney's Downing Centre Local Courts in June last year. Source: AAP

He 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's 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 a taxi driver assault.

Salim Mehajer arriving at court in 2017. Source: AAP

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

He is due to face those matters before Cooma Local Court in July.

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