Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont is a Senior Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Dyldam directors Sam Fayad and Joe Khattar embroiled in family feud

Kate McClymont Despite splashing out half a billion dollars on property acquisitions last year, one of the nation's largest privately owned development companies, Dyldam, is claiming it is too cash-strapped to...

Fictional home of Here Come the Habibs once owned by Eddie Obeid

The exterior of the house at Angelo Street, Woolwich.

Kate McClymont Instead of a sitcom called Here Come the Habibs, it could have been a drama called There Go The Obeids.

Colour and shade: the strip club and the sting

'Big' Jim Byrnes.

Kate McClymont The criminal headquarters of one of Sydney's most notorious underworld figures, "Teflon" Tony Vincent, could easily have been the inspiration for Tony Soprano's fictional strip club, the Bada Bing.

Millionaire car dealer Tony Azzi criticised over shooting of wombat as photos emerge

Tony Azzi,  left, and Nick Karagiannis with a dead wombat.

Kate McClymont Confronting photos of millionaire car dealer Tony Azzi, with a rifle over his shoulder, smiling and pointing at a wombat he had just shot, and another of a wombat bleeding profusely from a...

Car crash and fake boobs make Margaret Cunneen's battle with ICAC great fodder for Sydney shock jocks

Margaret Cunneen had professional associations and friendships with police top brass due to her role prosecuting serious offenders.

Michaela Whitbourn and Kate McClymont Could a pair of fake breasts have triggered a saga that changes forever the powers of the NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption?

Margaret Cunneen says she was joking about telling her son's girlfriend to fake chest pains

Margaret Cunneen now claims she was only joking about the comments.

Kate McClymont, Sean Nicholls In a remarkable backflip, Deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen has admitted that phone taps recorded her recounting to a smash repairer that she had told her son's girlfriend to fake chest...

Property tycoon Ron Medich to face murder trial next year

Property tycoon Ron Medich, whose murder trial date has been set for July next year.

Kate McClymont After two years of legal wrangling, the details of which remain suppressed, a trial date has been set for property tycoon Ron Medich.

Fairfield councillor and ALP staffer George Barcha cops six months suspension for branch-stacking

George Barcha has been suspended from the ALP for six months.

Kate McClymont George Barcha, a Fairfield Labor councillor and staffer to state MP Hugh McDermott, has been suspended from the party for six months for "serious misconduct".

Blackmailer accused of being source against Obeids in ICAC inquiry

Moses Obeid arrives at Supreme Court

Kate McClymont The family of controversial former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid has alleged that a cocaine-addicted blackmailer was the confidential  informant who sparked a corruption inquiry into the...

Fairfield councillor George Barcha fighting expulsion from ALP

George Barcha at his home at St Johns Park.

Kate McClymont Allegations of forged signatures, accusations of branch-stacking and intimidation – welcome to the Smithfield branch of the Labor party.

EXCLUSIVE

Promoter Andrew McManus has had his passport returned to go to NZ with KISS

Music promoter Andrew McManus, second left, and partner Kayla Evison, third left, leave Downing Centre court.

Kate McClymont Although the police argued he was a flight risk, concert promoter Andrew McManus has had his bail conditions varied to allow him to accompany the American band KISS when it tours New Zealand next...

Discredited gumshoe Frank Monte and his fiance, a madam, crowd-sourcing for reality show

Sharon Sargeant and Frank Monte.

Kate McClymont  Time is running out for disreputable gumshoe Frank Monte. The private eye has turned to crowd-sourcing site Kickstarter to spruik for funds for his reality TV show.

Local Government Minister Paul Toole backs down on plan to suspend Hurstville Council after GM reinstated

Photograph shows new Local Government Nationals member Paul Toole in his office and under the tree of Knowledge. Photograph by Dean Sewell. S.M.H. News. taken Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Kate McClymont Local Government Minister Paul Toole has withdrawn his threat to suspend Hurstville Council after it moved to reinstate the general manager.

Hurstville Council suspended, gives Local Government Minister Paul Toole extraordinary ultimatum

Councillor Con Hindi

Kate McClymont Hostilities between Hurstville Council and Local Government Minister Paul Toole have escalated dramatically with the council giving the minister until 5pm Wednesday to withdraw his notice to suspend...

Obeid wives settle multimillion-dollar tax dispute

Family matriarch Judith Obeid: the wife of Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn On the eve of a court hearing to force the Obeid family to pay crippling tax bills, the controversial clan has capitulated and agreed to pay millions to the Tax Office to resolve the dispute.

Exclusive

Hurstville council placed into administration

Mayor of Hurstville Con Hindi.

Kate McClymont Hurstville Council will be placed into administration after Local Government Minister Paul Toole announced he has lost confidence in the council's ability to conduct itself properly.

Former union boss Michael Williamson loses his appeal to have jail sentence reduced

Michael Williamson.

Kate McClymont Convicted fraudster Michael Williamson has lost his appeal to have his jail sentence reduced.

Obeids settle $2.5 million case over Elizabeth Bay Marina

Moses Obeid.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn A $2.5 million court battle between the Obeid family and the state government over the Elizabeth Bay Marina has been quietly settled out of court.

Alleged plot to wash dirty money at The Star

Nick Ralston and Kate McClymont The alleged plan was to take the black suitcase stuffed with $702,000 cash, the proceeds from a cocaine deal, to Sydney's The Star casino so it could be washed.

Criminal network used The Star, Las Vegas casinos to launder millions: police

Concert promoter Andrew McManus being detained by police at Melbourne Airport on Thursday night.

Nick Ralston, Kate McClymont A criminal network involving a high-profile music promoter, a known crime figure and a Kings Cross solicitor was using  Sydney's The Star and casinos in Las Vegas to launder...