Go ahead and charge: Obeid

After eight probes and a slew of fresh corruption findings, a defiant Eddie Obeid has dared authorities to lay charges against him.

Eddie Obeid

Eddie Obeid

The Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) has again branded the former NSW Labor powerbroker corrupt and recommended criminal charges against him after three investigations into Obeid activities spanning nearly 15 years.

Thursday's findings followed former ICAC commissioner David Ipp's damning July assessment of Mr Obeid over the Bylong Valley coal venture in Operation Jasper.

Mr Obeid says he would "love" the Director of Public Prosecutions to bring a case against him so he can defend himself.

"If I wasn't in Australia, I would think the behaviour of ICAC suits a place like Zimbabwe," he said outside his mansion.

Former Labor stablemate Joe Tripodi was also found to have engaged in corrupt conduct, but wasn't recommended for prosecution over Operation Cyrus. - AAP


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