Jan 8, 2014

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Obeid book to probe Eddie’s influence. The bad news just keeps coming for Eddie Obeid. As well as possible criminal charges and fresh Independent Commission Against Corruption inquiries this year, the disgraced former Labor powerbroker’s career will be examined in unprecedented detail in a new book by two of the country’s top journalists. Kate McClymont and former Sydney Morning Herald colleague Linton Besser, now at the ABC, are hard at work on a book examining Obeid’s murky influence.

Expected to be titled He Who Must be Obied, the book is set to be published this year by Random House. McClymont, who has been Obeid’s nemesis for years, is on book leave until March. As well as tracking Obeid’s upbringing and career, the authors are sniffing around for fresh revelations. Last year, ICAC found Obeid had acted corruptly in relation into coal exploration licences and is currently probing his secret ownership of lucrative cafe leases at Circular Quay. — Matthew Knott

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