AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has failed to keep his name
secret in relation to allegations he lied about his drug use
while applying for a pilot's licence.
Name suppression for the famous rocker lapsed at Tauranga
District Court this afternoon, where Rudd was expected to
defend a charge that he made a misleading statement when he
applied for a Class 2 medical certificate.
Rudd is accused of lying about his previous drug use to
obtain the certificate, which was required to enable him to
renew his pilot's licence.
He is defending the Civil Aviation charge at a judge-alone
The charge stems from an allegation that the man failed to
declare his previous drug use and discharge without
conviction in relation to cannabis possession.
Rudd has admitted a charge that between August 2012 and April
2013 he failed to maintain an accurate record in a pilot's
- Bay of Plenty Times