Edward Moses Obeid is a retired Australian politician know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children, Grandchildren, House and Controversy.
|Birthdate ( Age)||25 October 1943|
|Place of Birth||Metrit, Lebanon|
|Spouse/Partner||Judy Obeid (m. 1965)|
|Children||Five – Son, Moses, Paul, Gerard, Eddie, and Damian
Four Daughterd – Edwina, Fiona, Rebecca, and Gemma
|Parents||Name not Known|
|Profession||Former Member of New South Wales Legislative Assembly|
|Net Worth||$30 Million|
Edward Moses Obeid is a retired Australian politician, and convicted criminal, who served as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council between 1991 and 2011, representing the Labor Party. He was the Minister for Fisheries and the Minister for Mineral Resources from 1999–2003. Prior to the March 2015 expiry of his term in the Legislative Council, Obeid announced his decision to retire early on 10 May 2011, citing family reasons.
Eddie Obeid Family and Parents
Obeid was born in the village of Matrite a village in Northern Lebanon with a Maronite Catholic majority,in Lebanon At age 6, he migrated to Australia with his family and they settled in Redfern, growing up in a terrace house.A dual Lebanese–Australian citizen, of Lebanese Maronite Catholic faith, Obeid was an altar boy, sold newspapers from a street corner, and collected deposits on soft drink bottles.
Eddie Obeid Wife
Moses Obied is married to his wife Judy Obeid.Reportedly, the couples had tied the knot in 1965. Actually, Judy’s real name is Judith. Eddie and Judy Obeid have five sons of a total of nine children. They are Moses, Paul, Gerard, Eddie, and Damian. Other than that, the couples have four daughters, Edwina, Fiona, Rebecca, and Gemma. Today, Eddie had a total of 31 grandchildren. Currently, he is imprisoned at the Silverwater Correctional Complex.
Eddie Obeid Net Worth
Edward Moses Obeid is a retired Australian politician and a Businessman has an estimated Net Worth around $30 Million in 2022.
Eddie Obeid Elected to the Legislative Council in 1991 to replace Jack Hallam, despite a brief carriage of junior ministerial responsibilities in the second Carr ministry, Obeid’s main contribution to parliament has been through Committee representation and his ability to manipulate factional numbers and votes.At the time of his resignation from the Council, Obeid claimed that his most satisfying moment in politics was to assist in the passage of legislation to help building sub-contractors.
Announcing his decision to retire from the Legislative Council on 10 May 2011, Obeid issued a statement that his granddaughter, Gisele, was diagnosed with cancer tumours in her kidneys in November 2010 and that, despite an operation and extensive chemotherapy, recent scans suggest some of the tumours remain.
He said: “My wife and I need to spend all our time supporting our son Moses and his wife Nikki through this difficult time.”Following his announcement to retire, John Hatzistergos MLC also announced his intention to retire from the Legislative Council. Walt Secord, the former chief of staff to the former Premier, Kristina Keneally, and Adam Searle were nominated by Labor to fill the casual vacancies.
In September 2002, The Sydney Morning Herald alleged that Obeid was one of NSW’s richest members of parliament.Media reports claimed that Obeid had purchased a property in Clovelly for A$875,000 in 1991 and the following day sold the property to the New South Wales Department of Housing for A$1.1 million.
The Herald also claimed that two companies associated with Obeid have had debts of $AUD5 million written off by various banks.It was also alleged that the Obeid family trust secured a loan from the Colonial State Bank for A$18 million. The Herald also sourced an internal document from Macquarie Bank, claiming
In November 2014 the ICAC announced that following advice from the DPP, Obeid would be prosecuted for the offence of misconduct in public office for corruptly lobbying his former colleagues to gain lucrative concessions over cafe leases at Circular Quay that were secretly owned by his family.
In June 2017 before the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal, Obeid lodged an appeal against both his conviction and his sentence on the basis that he should not have stood trial in any court because breaches of the code of conduct governing NSW Members Parliament are within the exclusive cognisance or jurisdiction of Parliament, rather than the courts.
Obeid’s legal team subsequently sought leave to lodge an appeal against his conviction with the High Court of Australia; claiming that the courts had no jurisdiction to hear a case about misconduct in public office and that jurisdiction rested with the NSW Parliament. Handing down its ruling on 22 March 2018, the High Court, before Bell, Keane and Edelman JJ, ruled there was insufficient possibility the appeal would succeed and leave was refused.In October, Eddie was given a jail sentence but he was immediately given bail.
Further to Operations Cyrus, Meeka and Cabot, the DPP charged Obeid and his son, Moses, of conspiring over a coal exploration licence granted over the Obeid family farm in the Bylong Valley, when Ian Macdonald was Resources Minister from 2007 to 2009.
Where is Eddie Obeid now
Macdonald was separately charged with misconduct in public office. All three were tried before Justice Elizabeth Fullerton, and the trial commenced in early 2020 and concluded in February 2021. None of the accused gave evidence at their trial. Justice Fullerton handed down her verdict on 19 July, finding all three guilty. They will be sentenced on 8 September 2021.