Eddie Obeid loses lawsuit against ICAC

Disgraced former NSW minister Eddie Obeid.

Supreme Court Justice David Hammerschlag dismissed former NSW minister Eddie Obeid’s civil case against the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) on September 27.

Obeid had claimed he had suffered financial and reputational harm as a result of ICAC’s inquiry into a coal deal in 2012 and that he had been denied procedural fairness at the hearing which found he acted corruptly.

He faces a sentence hearing in October after a jury found him guilty of wilful misconduct in public office in 2007 over retail leases at Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Obeid and former NSW mining minister Ian Macdonald will face a committal hearing in December over the issue of a coal exploration licence on Obeid land at Mount Penny in the Bylong Valley, near Mudgee, which earned Obeid $30 million.

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