Kate McClymont

Kate McClymont

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

High Court judge Virginia Bell steps aside from ICAC case against Margaret Cunneen

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn One High Court judge will not hear the battle between the NSW corruption watchdog and Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen.

The mystery of Health Services Union boss Michael Williamson's missing millions

Kate McClymont Jailed former union boss Michael Williamson will be quizzed in the Federal Court next month about his bankrupt estate.

Eddie Obeid forced to surrender passport by Supreme Court

Passport surrendered: Eddie Obeid arrives at the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former Labor minister Eddie Obeid has been forced to surrender his passport as he faces prosecution for misconduct in public office.

Detectives reopen investigation into blaze on yacht owned by Justin Kennedy Lewis

Moses Obeid, whose friend Justin Kennedy Lewis bought a neighbouring property after the fire that destroyed his yacht in Rozelle.

Kate McClymont Detectives have reopened an investigation into a mysterious fire that destroyed a luxury yacht which belonged to Moses Obeid's good friend Justin Kennedy Lewis.

Police bugging inquiry: Catherine Burn devoid of emotion in the hot seat

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Kate McClymont "Yes,” replied the police Deputy Commissioner, her voice devoid of emotion.

Canterbury Council's Jim Montague repels attempt to sack him, citing ICAC

Canterbury Council general manager Jim Montague (left) and Mayor Brian Robson.

Kate McClymont Canterbury council is in chaos after a majority of councillors voted to sack the general manager Jim Montague.

Canterbury Council votes to dismiss Jim Montague

Canterbury Council general manager Jim Montague and mayor Brian Robson.

Kate McClymont The "King of Canterbury" has lost his crown. Jim Montague, the embattled general manager of Canterbury Council, has effectively been fired after the majority of his councillors voted to terminate his...

Canterbury Council: Developers' lobbyist buys GM's cars

Canterbury Council general manager Jim Montague.

Kate McClymont Controversial "lobbyist" for developers, Bechara Khouri, has acquired two council vehicles used previously by his friend Jim Montague, the general manager of Canterbury council.

Canterbury council: the five-day visit for five South Koreans that cost $20,000

Kate McClymont It was late on Friday afternoon when a flurry of desperate emails went back and forth among administrative staff at Canterbury council.

Pressure on Canterbury general manager Jim Montague to resign

Jim Montague.

Kate McClymont Canterbury council is in crisis amid allegations that Labor Party officials and union heavyweights are trying to pressure councillors to prevent them ousting their beleaguered general manager Jim...

Cunneen's sister denies causing ICAC inquiry

Margaret Cunneen outside the Darlinghurst Courthouse in Sydney.

Kate McClymont Carol Cunneen was shocked to learn that she was being blamed by her older sister Crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen, SC, for a contentious corruption inquiry.

Sydney's top crime writer, Kate McClymont, reveals the highlights of her career

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Kate McClymont Sydney's award-winning crime writer reveals some of the lighter highlights of her illustrious career chasing the nation's leading "colourful identities".

Ian Lazar: Dognapping victim charged with cattle duffing

Ian Lazar and his pets.

Kate McClymont Dognapping victim and accused fraudster Ian Lazar has been hit with another raft of criminal charges including cattle duffing and using “trickery” to obtain a concert promoter’s...

Cunneen blames 'malevent' relative for corruption investigation

Love and support: Margaret Cunneen

Kate McClymont Controversial crown prosecutor Margaret Cunneen has blamed her “malevent (sic)…long-estranged [family member]” for a corruption investigation and suggested that “all the...

'No evidence' Eddie Obeid is a flight risk: court

Eddie Obeid at the Downing Centre Local Court where he is facing charges in relation to evidence presented at ICAC today.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Corrupt former Labor powerbroker Eddie Obeid left the court a happy man after a magistrate ruled he did not have to surrender his passport.

Eddie Obeid hires Sydney barrister John Stratton SC to fight criminal charges

Eddie Obeid wrote a letter of support for Barbara Perry when she was campaigning in the 2001 byelection which saw her elected to the NSW Parliament.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn His former clients include a woman who skinned her partner before boiling his head with some vegetables, a notorious gang rapist and the axe-wielding nephew of Ivan Milat.

Eddie Obeid stripped of Order of Australia medal

Eddie Obeid.

Kate McClymont Corrupt former Labor kingpin Eddie Obeid has been stripped of his Order of Australia.

Judge annoyed over claim about Moses Obeid's hospitalisation

Moses Obeid.

Kate McClymont, Michaela Whitbourn Justice Patricia Bergin of the NSW Supreme Court was clearly annoyed.On Friday her associate had received an email from Moses Obeid’s solicitor asking for an extension of time because Mr Obeid...

The gold bar, the standover man and the lender of last resort

Helal Safi,  who allegedly called Ian Lazar saying he was ''Detective Sergeant Machiatto''.

Kate McClymont Controversial lender of last resort Ian Lazar is set to spend Christmas behind bars after he was charged with conspiring with a well-known standover man to assault and intimidate a police officer.

Former Labor powerbroker Graham Richardson caught up in new ICAC inquiry

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 04:  Graham Richardson photographed outside his Dover Heights house on December 4, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Jessica Hromas/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** Graham Richardson

Kate McClymont Graham Richardson, one of the Labor party’s most enduringly controversial figures, is embroiled in a potentially explosive investigation being conducted by the Independent Commission Against...