Eddie and Moses Obeid, Ian Macdonald all jailed over mine conspiracy

Former Labor minister Eddie Obeid, his son Moses, and former colleague Ian Macdonald have all been jailed over a corrupt mining licence.

The Obeids and Macdonald, 72, were found guilty of conspiring over the lucrative coal mine licence in July.

Eddie Obeid, 77, was jailed for seven years with a non-parole period of three years and ten months.

Former Labor MP Eddie Obeid arriving at Darlinghurst Court for his sentencing today. ICAC

His son Moses, 51, was jailed for five years with a non-parole period of three years.

Macdonald was handed the longest sentence and was jailed for nine years and six months with a non-parole period of five years and three months.

The conspiracy relates to a coal exploration licence for the Obeid family farm, Cherrydale Park, in the Bylong Valley, NSW.

Former minister Ian Macdonald must now face court over misconduct in office. (AAP)

Macdonald was the state resources minister at the time, and a rigged tender saw the Obeid family pocket $30 million.

It was set to make another $30 million from the deal before the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) intervened and the licence was cancelled.

More to come.

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