The skit allegedly involved someone dressing in a pilot’s uniform to get past security at Auckland Airport last September, during the Rugby World Cup and close to the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Boyce, The Rock host Bryce Casey, TV producer Andrew Robinson, Daniel Watkins, Craig O’Reilly and Gregory Clarke appeared at Manukau District Court today charged with false information in an attempt to gain access to a secure area.
All plead guilty. Clarke, O’Reilly and Watkins were discharges without conviction for their part in the failed comedy skit and find NZ$250 each. The other three are awaiting a sentence.
The case had been set down for a defended hearing but last week decision was made to hold a sentence indication hearing.
Their stunt left no-one in the aviation industry laughing, which could prevent the men from travelling internationally if convicted.