A judge sentencing Eddie Obeid for criminal misconduct has been warned by his barrister ag...

Eddie Obeid did not know of conspiracy’s developments, his lawyer tells judge

A judge sentencing Eddie Obeid for criminal misconduct has been warned by his barrister against finding that the former politician was kept abreast of a long-running conspiracy’s developments.Obeid, his son Moses Obeid and fellow former MP Ian Macdonald face jail for conspiring for Macdonald, then the New South Wales resources minister, to engage in misconduct in public office between 2007 and 2009.Justice Elizabeth Fullerton in July found each was aware of Macdonald’s actions in establishing and granting a coal exploration licence over the Obeids’ family property at Mount Penny, in the Bylong Valley near Mudgee, for the family’s financial benefit.The …

 

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