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Disgraced Labor figure enters jail

    Corrupt ex-Labor apportion Eddie Obeid has entered jail to start his seven-year jail sentence.

    Family and friends arrived during Obeid’s home to contend goodbye on Saturday morning.

    The 77-year-old left his Hunters Hill skill shortly after 9am, wearing a face mask, white collared shirt and black jacket.

    He was whisked divided to Silverwater jail in a front newcomer chair of a Range Rover, with a news helicopter in tow.

    Mr Obeid presented to a correctional centre in Western Sydney during about 10am.

    Just after 9am, Eddie Obeid exited his front doorway surrounded by family. Pictures: Julian Andrews

    Just after 9am, Eddie Obeid exited his front doorway surrounded by family. Pictures: Julian Andrews
    The former Labor powerbroker entered a front newcomer chair of a Range Rover and waved goodbye before being driven divided to Silverwater Prison. Pictures: Julian Andrews
    The former Labor powerbroker entered a front newcomer chair of a Range Rover and waved goodbye before being driven divided to Silverwater Prison. Pictures: Julian Andrews

    On attainment he was due to be stripsearched, subjected to a health comment and placed into 14 days of quarantine.

    Earlier this week, Obeid was condemned to 7 years behind bars over a $30 million cave permit conspiracy.

    He was authorised to spend dual nights on despotic redeeming bail though systematic to benefaction to jail on Saturday morning.

    Obeid contingency offer 3 years and 10 months before apropos authorised for parole.

    His lawyers have reliable they will plea a self-assurance in a Court of Criminal Appeal.

    His son, Moses Obeid, and ex-Labor Party co-worker Ian Macdonald were also jailed over a conspiracy.

    The 3 group pleaded not guilty to their indicted roles in a fraudulent proposal routine for an scrutiny looseness on land owned by a Obeid family in NSW’s Bylong Valley.

    The swindling concerned then-mining apportion Macdonald committing acts of bungle for a financial advantage of a Obeid family.

    Justice Elizabeth Fullerton presided over a year-long judge-alone hearing in a Supreme Court and ruled in Jul that all 3 group were guilty of roles in a swindling over a reasonable doubt.

    She jailed a contingent on Thursday for a total 21 years, with 52-year-old Moses Obeid to offer during slightest 3 years and Macdonald, 72, during slightest 5 years.

    Both group have indicated they intend to interest their philosophy and sentences.

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