Former New South Wales Labor Ministers Eddie Obeid and Ian Macdonald, along with Obeid’s son Moses, have been jailed over a mine licence conspiracy. The three men were found guilty of conspiring for Macdonald to commit misconduct in public office by granting a coal exploration licence for the Obeid family farm in the Bylong Valley when he was Resources Minister.
Corrupt former NSW Labor MP Eddie Obeid will spend at least three years and 10 months in prison, while ex-colleague Ian Macdonald will be jailed for at least 5 years and three months.
Former NSW Labor minister Eddie Obeid, his son Moses and his ex-colleague Ian Macdonald have been jailed over a conspiracy that led to a $30 million windfall.
What people are saying?
Goody Love Punch So, all out in 3 years. I don’t object to that. I want to see the money returned. Pay it all back like every one else has to do when they are caught. Sheriff comes to our homes and takes all our assets to sell. Homes, cars, home wares, surf board.
Kate McClymont Advanced age and frailty of Eddie Obied, 77, and Macdonald, 72, and their various medical conditions entitle them to lenience, said Justice Fullerton in her sentencing remarks.