31 May 2012

Man fined over war medals resigns from Otaki board

6:01 am on 31 May 2012

A former RSA president fined for wearing wearing war medals he never earned resigned from a local government position on Wednesday.

Donald Moselen was the chair of the Otaki Community Board on the Kapiti Coast. He was also president of the Otaki Returned & Services Association.

In April this year, he pleaded guilty to wearing four medals, including a Vietnam medal, despite having never served there and was fined $500 on Tuesday.

Otaki board deputy chair James Cootes says Mr Moselen had been a good chairperson since taking up the position in 2010, but has done the right thing.

The resignation is effective immediately.