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Kate McClymont on Obeid's jailing

16 Dec 2016

Disgraced former New South Wales Labor minister Eddie Obeid has spent his first night in jail.

Yesterday the former powerbroker was sentenced to five years in jail, with a minimum non-parole period of three years. In June, he was found guilty of misconduct in public office.

While detailing the reasons behind his sentence, Supreme Court Justice Robert Beech-Jones described Eddie Obeid's crime as 'very serious'.

The Sydney Morning Herald's investigative journalist Kate McClymont spent years investigating Eddie Obeid's wrongdoings. She joined Hamish Macdonald on RN Breakfast to discuss how she began investigating Obeid and how he was convicted.

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