Reported by BBC News 13 Sep 2010

New Zealand Prime Minister Prime Minister John Key has ordered an inquiry into how a defence official accused of making up details about his background was given the highest level of security clearance.

A TV investigation accused Stephen Wilce, a senior defence scientist, of falsely claiming he was an ex-British commando and Olympic bobsleigher.  Mr Wilce was a director at the Defence Technology Agency and headed a staff of 80 for 5 years before resigning when the story broke.

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