An undated photo from Salim Mehajer’s Facebook account showing him with Tongan Sam and Fadi Ibrahim
An undated photo from Salim Mehajer’s Facebook account showing him with Tongan Sam and Fadi Ibrahim

How Mehajers and Ibrahims are linked

THE relationship between two of Australia's most notorious families seems to have become even stronger with a second union among the Ibrahim/Mehajer clans.

Perhaps it was just a matter of time before the glitz and glamour of the Mehajers bonded with one of Australia's most high profile underworld families - whose antics have already been immortalised in the TV series Underbelly: The Golden Mile.

Here's how they all fit together.

THE MEHAJER FAMILY

SALIM MEHAJER: Controversial businessman and former councillor

 

Brother to six sisters, Salim made himself a household name with his outrageous nuptials to Aysha Learmont.

But the limelight has not been flattering, with the former Auburn Deputy Mayor facing a public breakup as well as allegations of stalking and electoral fraud.

However, it seems he may start capitalising on his fame, announcing on Instagram in October he would be starting a wedding and event planning business.

 

FATIMA ELKHEIR: Facing prison sentence for electoral fraud

Fatima Elkheir nee Mehajer and husband leave the Downing Centre local court. Picture: John Grainger
Fatima Elkheir nee Mehajer and husband leave the Downing Centre local court. Picture: John Grainger

Salim's sister Fatima married Jamal Elkheir in 2013 and the couple have since been embroiled in an electoral fraud matter with her brother Salim.

Fatima stood for the 2012 Auburn Council election which saw Salim elected.

She is now facing a possible prison sentence after pleading guilty to 77 charges of providing false and misleading information on Australian Electoral Commission enrolments.

Fatima, who has a baby daughter, allegedly sent text messages to Salim about their plan to submit false enrolment forms to improve their chances of winning a seat.

Both siblings stood for election as the lead candidate of two separate groups. But some of the other candidates listed, including Fatima's husband Jamal, were not eligible for election in the area, as they did not live in the area.

The AEC believes about 76 false enrolment applications were submitted and 51 were forged.

Salim has pleaded not guilty to more than 100 charges of forging AEC enrolments and fabricating a number of addresses.

Fatima will be back before the courts on February 22.

 

KAT SAKALAKI: Married to Ibraham Sakalaki

Kat Mehajer with her bridesmaids
Kat Mehajer with her bridesmaids

Salim's little sister, Khadijeh, otherwise known as Kat, has embraced a glamorous image since graduating from a bachelor of criminology.

One of the most media savvy of the Mehajer clan with more than 18,000 followers on Instagram, she gave news.com.au exclusive entry to her 2016 wedding to IT engineer Ibraham Sakalaki.

 

MARY MEHAJER: The beauty queen

Miss Lebanon Australia 2016 winner Mary Mehajer. Picture: Jonathan Ng
Miss Lebanon Australia 2016 winner Mary Mehajer. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Mariam, known as Mary, created controversy when she was crowned Miss Lebanon Australia 2016.

Another contestant complained to NSW Fair Trading, questioning how Mary could fairly enter when her brother's business, Mehajer Bros, was a major sponsor. She was also allowed to enter just weeks before the event but no rules banning a last-minute entry could be found and she has retained her crown.

 

AIISHA MEHAJER: Married to John Ibrahim's nephew

John Ibrahim’s nephew Sam Sayour and Salim Mehajer’s sister Aiisha
John Ibrahim’s nephew Sam Sayour and Salim Mehajer’s sister Aiisha

It was Aiisha's marriage to Hassan Sam Sayour, the son of John Ibrahim's sister Maha, that appears to have cemented the relationship between two of Australia's most notorious families.

Taking place on November 18, 2017, it was preceded by a very Ibrahim-esque flourish - the shooting of John's bodyguard Semi "Tongan Sam" Ngata the night before.

Despite the bloodshed, the ceremony, described as 'low-key' by Mehajer's standards, went ahead as planned in the Merrylands backyard of John Ibrahim's mother.

 

SANAA TAJJOUR: Married to John Ibrahim's cousin

Sanaa Mehajer with her new husband Moudi Tajjour
Sanaa Mehajer with her new husband Moudi Tajjour

She was considered one of the low-profile sisters, along with Zena, but Sanaa has announced her presence with a bang after a seemingly whirlwind romance with Mouhamed 'Moudi' Tajjour.

Salim's sister reportedly met Tajjour, a former vice president of the Nomads who previously spent time in prison for manslaughter, at her sister Aiisha's wedding just over a month ago.

Tajjour is the cousin of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim.

The couple announced their engagement on Christmas Eve, with a wedding taking place just two days later on Boxing Day.

However, another more extravagant celebration seems to be in the works for 2018.

Showing off her ring. Sanaa and Moudi at a wedding celebration on Boxing Day. Picture: Instagram
Showing off her ring. Sanaa and Moudi at a wedding celebration on Boxing Day. Picture: Instagram

THE IBRAHIM FAMILY

MOUDI TAJJOUR: Bikie enforcer/convicted killer/married to Saana Mehajer

Moudi Tajjour (left) with his brother Simon Tajjou. Both spent time behind bars for manslaughter. Picture: Instagram
Moudi Tajjour (left) with his brother Simon Tajjou. Both spent time behind bars for manslaughter. Picture: Instagram

The former vice president of Nomads motorcycle club who previously spent time in prison after being convicted of manslaughter is now married to Saana Mahajer.

Tajjour is the cousin of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim and is a life member of the Nomads, having first joined the motorcycle club in 1999.

In 2006, Tajjour, his brother Sleiman and Michael Ibrahim were convicted of the manslaughter of Robin Nassour - the brother of Fat Pizza actor George Nassour.

He spent four years in jail before being released in March 2010

HASSAN SAM SAYOUR: John Ibrahim's nephew/married to Aiisha Mehajer

Sam Sayour in 2009
Sam Sayour in 2009

The son of John Ibrahim's sister, he is married to Salim's sister Aiisha Mehajer.

In 2011, the then-19-year-old was shot twice in the groin while two of his associates were also wounded on a street in Old Guildford.

The shooting was believed to be the result of a dispute between two groups of young men, with suggestions it could have also been linked to a drive-by shooting in western Sydney earlier the same day.

JOHN IBRAHIM: Kings Cross nightclub owner/uncle to Hassan Sam Sayour

John Ibrahim and his son Daniel
John Ibrahim and his son Daniel

Labelled by the Australian news media as "Teflon John" and "The King of the Cross", John Ibrahim is best known for his ability to avoid being convicted of illegal activities despite widespread public suspicion.

Allegations that Ibrahim is a major organised crime figure have always been floated, although he strongly denies being involved in the drug trade and other crimes.

He is the uncle of Hassan Sam Sayour, the focus of Underbelly: The Golden Mile and recently published his memoirs The Last King Of The X.

JAZZ DIOR aka MAHA SAYOUR:Mother-in-law to Aiisha Mehajer/sister to John Ibrahim

Maha Sayour legally changed her name to Jazz Dior in 2013 and is the sister of John Ibrahim and ex-Nomads bikie gang boss Sam Ibrahim, and also the mother of Hassan Sam Sayour.

In 2009, she was charged with recklessly dealing with proceeds of crime following a police raid on her South Wentworthville home where police allegedly found shrink-wrapped packets bulging with nearly $2.86 million cash in $50 and $100 notes hidden in the roof.

Then, earlier this year she was sentenced to 18 months for conspiring to supply firearms, narrowly avoiding prison.

SLEIMAN TAJJOUR: Brother of Moudi Tajjour/cousin of John Ibrahim/former Nomads National President

Sleiman ‘Simon’ Tajjour (left) with his brother Moudi
Sleiman ‘Simon’ Tajjour (left) with his brother Moudi

Former Nomads national president Sleiman "Simon" Tajjour is the brother of Moudi Tajjour who served the same four-year sentence for the 2006 manslaughter of Robin Nassour.

He is also cousin of the Ibrahims and was most recently in the headlines after being charged following a high-profile trans-international drug bust involving John Ibrahim's brothers Fadi and Michael, and model girlfriend Sarah Budge.

It is alleged Michael used Sleiman Tajjour to supply MDMA to a business partner known as MW1.

SAM IBRAHIM:John Ibrahim's older brother/uncle to Hassan Sam Sayour/former President of Nomads

Former Nomads bikie boss Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim freed from his kidnapping charge
Former Nomads bikie boss Hassan ‘Sam’ Ibrahim freed from his kidnapping charge

Ibrahim was scouted by the Nomads and recruited to their Sydney West Chapter in 1998, quickly rising to the rank of president.

Over the course of two decades, he has been charged and spent time in jail for a number of offences including kneecapping, kidnapping and cocaine distribution.

He most recently pleaded guilty to conspiring to supply guns as part of the racket with his sister Jazz Dior and remains a life member of the Nomads Motorcycle Club.

FADI IBRAHIM: Brother of John Ibrahim/uncle to Hassan Sam Sayour

Fadi Ibrahim was almost killed when he was shot in 2009
Fadi Ibrahim was almost killed when he was shot in 2009

Often described as the most reserved and private of his five high-profile siblings, Fadi was infamously shot in an attempted gangland hit at their luxury Castle Cove mansion eight years ago.

In May 2011, Fadi and his brother Michael, together with hitman Rodney Phillip "Goldy" Atkinson, were ordered to stand trial on a charge of conspiracy to murder an Ibrahim associate who was believed to be behind the near-fatal shooting.

They were acquitted of the conspiracy to murder charge in December 2012 and Michael walked free from his manslaughter sentence in August 2014.

Earlier this year he was charged following a high-profile trans-international drug bust involving his brother and Sleiman Tajjour.

MICHAEL IBRAHIM: Brother of John Ibrahim/uncle to Hassan Sam Sayour

Michael Ibrahim spent six years in jail for manslaughter
Michael Ibrahim spent six years in jail for manslaughter

The brother of John Ibrahim served six years for his role in the manslaughter of George Nassour with brothers Moudi and Sleiman Tajjour.

And in May 2011, Michael stood trial on a charge of conspiracy to murder the Ibrahim associate believed to behind the near-fatal shooting of Fadi. He was acquitted in 2012.

Michael walked free from his manslaughter sentence in August 2014 and quickly became involved with Sydney's social scene and criminal underworld upon his release.

Earlier this year he was charged following a high-profile trans-international drug bust involving his brother and Sleiman Tajjour.

SEMI "TONGAN SAM" NGATA: Bodyguard of John Ibrahim

Tongan Sam greets John Ibrahim with a hug and kiss
Tongan Sam greets John Ibrahim with a hug and kiss

Tongan Sam is the bodyguard of notorious Sydney nightclub identity John Ibrahim and was hired by Sam Ibrahim after he was tired of seeing his younger brother continually suffering broken noses and black eyes early in his Kings Cross career.

Earlier this year Tongan Sam was hospitalised after being shot in the back just metres from where the wedding ceremony of Hassan Sam Sayour and Aiisha Mehajer took place.

The wound came after he moved into the path of the bullet to protect the bride-to-be in the backyard of Ibrahim's mother's home, with a source claiming it was meant to be a "warning shot".

 

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