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Snapshot of Eddie Obeid misconduct case

AAP logoAAP 15/12/2016


Eddie Obeid, 73-year-old former NSW Labor minister.


Wilful misconduct in public office


The prosecution said that in 2007 Obeid, an MP, lobbied Maritime Authority deputy chief executive Steve Dunn on behalf of leaseholders at Sydney's Circular Quay.

The leaseholders opposed plans for the lucrative leases to be put out to public tender.

Obeid and family members had a financial interest in some cafe leases and Obeid received envelopes of cash from the takings of the businesses, according to the Crown.

The MP asked Mr Dunn to meet a negotiator acting on behalf of "mistreated" leaseholders with a view to advancing his family's interests, but did not reveal those interests, crown prosecutor Peter Neil SC said.

However, the defence said Obeid only asked Mr Dunn to speak to the negotiator and did not push for a particular result.


A NSW Supreme Court jury returned a guilty verdict on June 28, 2016, after less than a day of deliberations.


Obeid sentenced on Thursday to five years' jail, with a three-year non-parole period, and refused bail pending an appeal indicated by his lawyer.

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