Eddie Obeid, Ian Macdonald, Moses Obeid get bail despite flight risk concerns

Humiliated former MP Eddie Obeid outside his home in Hunters Hill in 2014.Credit:Christopher Pearce

Earlier this week, Justice Fullerton found former Ministers Macdonald (72) and Eddie Obeid (77) and Obeid’s son Moses (52) guilty of their role in the skewed bid.

During the year-long trial, the Crown claimed that between September 2007 and January 2009, Macdonald provided the workers with “internal information” that gave them the drive to win a coal survey of their Cherrydale Park property near Mount Penny in Bylong. Valley.

Justice Fullerton found that Macdonald had “deliberately violated” his ministerial duties “with the unlawful purpose” of furthering the financial interests of the servants.

The three men participated in the hearing externally. Macdonald was in his home in the Blue Mountains, and Moses Obeid was in his lawyer.


Eddie Obeid watched the procedure from a large armchair in his home in Hunters Hill.

The Passy family home was sold for $ 11.5 million in October last year, when the workers then took a year-long lease.

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