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Australia Ex-NSW MP Obeid walks from Sydney jail

01:55  14 december  2019
01:55  14 december  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Disgraced former minister Eddie Obeid 's argues he should be spared jail because he could die soon Eddie Moses Obeid found guilty in June of lobbying senior public servant Millionaire, 73, had stake in two cafes at Sydney 's popular Circular Quay At his sentencing hearing on Thursday in the NSW Supreme Court, his barrister Brad Hughes

In a landmark decision former New South Wales MP , Eddie Obeid , has been sentenced to a minimum of three years in jail for a misconduct conviction. Corrupt Labor MP Eddie Obeid jailed for five years for secretly lobbying officials for good deals for his family cafe business in Circular Quay.

Disgraced former NSW minister Eddie Obeid has walked from prison and into the arms of family three years after he was jailed for misconduct in public office.

The 76-year-old former ALP powerbroker began life on parole on Saturday, walking from Sydney's Silverwater jail with a tote bag and box of belongings.

He embraced his lawyer and a family member before getting into a car and saying nothing to media outside the gates of the correctional complex.

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Former NSW Labor minister Ian Macdonald says that he's "absolutely" innocent and has called for an "immediate inquiry" into the state corruption watchdog's investigation of him as he walked out of prison after having his conviction over the granting of a multimillion-dollar coal exploration licence set aside.

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Obeid was jailed for five years in December 2016 after being found guilty of lobbying a public servant to secure lease renewals for two lucrative Circular Quay businesses in 2008 without revealing his family's financial interests in the outlets.

Former NSW mining minister Eddie Obeid walks from prison with his belongings three years after he was jailed for misconduct in public office, Silverwater Correctional Complex, Sydney.© AAP Image/Jeremy Piper Former NSW mining minister Eddie Obeid walks from prison with his belongings three years after he was jailed for misconduct in public office, Silverwater Correctional Complex, Sydney. While on parole, Obeid will be subject to 11 standard conditions including that he can't be in control of money or assets of other people or organisations.

The Lebanon-born former upper house MP held the fisheries and mineral resources portfolios during his 20-year career, which ended in 2011.

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FORMER NSW Labor Minister Eddie Obeid will appeal a five year jail term. But today former politician Eddie Obeid was sent to jail for a minimum of three years for misconduct. He has been denied bail with his jail term beginning immediately meaning he will spend Christmas behind bars.

One of Obeid 's new jail mates at The Kevin Waller facility will be the infamous former detective Roger Rogerson, who is serving a life sentence for murder. After Obeid was led from the dock and taken into the cells beneath Darlinghurst Supreme Court, the convicted former Labor MP was taken first to

Much of his first year on parole is set to be spent in the NSW Supreme Court during a five-month trial on a separate corruption allegation.

Obeid, his son Moses and former mining minister Ian Macdonald are due to face a judge-alone trial over an alleged conspiracy to grant a mining licence on Obeid family land.

The coal mining exploration licence was granted for Mount Penny in the Bylong Valley, near Mudgee, while Obeid Sr and Macdonald were in government.

Supreme Court judge Elizabeth Fullerton on Friday said the decision to avoid a trial by jury was in the interests of justice, noting "highly prejudicial" descriptions of Obeid in recent media reporting.

Those descriptions either directly or indirectly aligned him with institutional corruption, she said.

Justice Fullerton acknowledged the trial's length and complexity and an upcoming review into NSW Labor as supporting reasons.

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